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    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | December 18th, 2017


    If you are still struggling to find the perfect gift, consider a gift of time.  I have added some new ideas since last year.

    1. A gift of time

    Give your friend who has children a break and offer to babysit the children. She can use that time to run errands or sleep. Offer to help a friend organize her house or clean her car. Offer to drive a friend who does not own a car. Teach an elderly person how to use a computer to send email or how to use their phone to text. We each have talents that we can share with someone. Our time is valuable and when you offer your time to a friend, it is priceless.

    1. Call a Friend

    Forget texting, dial the number and talk with the person. There is something magical to hearing the voice of an old friend.

    1. Invite a friend to the gym

    We all know the importance of exercise; however some of us need a little motivation from a friend. Knowing that you have a buddy ready to go to the gym can be all the motivation that is needed.

    1. Game night

    When is the last time you played a board game? Invite some friends to the house and enjoy a game of Monopoly or a card game.

    1. Pack an extra lunch

    Tell a colleague you will be bring lunch to work and spend time eating together.

    The list is endless. Be creative.

    Remember this is the time of the year to enjoy your family, friends and colleagues. Spend some time meditating on what matters.




    2 Responses to “A GIFT OF TIME – REVISITED AGAIN”

    1. chichi says:

      Creativity is something I struggle with from time to time.
      Thanks for the tips. Picking up the phone and calling or writing a heartfelt note goes a long way.

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