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Give the Gift of Your Time and Service
Make a list of a few important people in your life, and instead of buying them a gift, ask each of them if you can help with a project they've been putting off. Schedule a time to visit their house, or support them specifically in getting that task or project accomplished.

Remember what most people want, more than anything else, is to know that they are loved, valued and appreciated. Appreciation truly is the best gift we can give to the people in our lives—for the holidays and at any time of the year.

Mike Robbins is a best-selling author, sought-after motivational keynote speaker and personal growth expert who works with people and groups of all kinds. Robbins is the author of the best-selling books Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken. He and his work have been featured on ABC News, in Forbes, Ladies Home Journal, Self and many others.


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