Give Away: Your Can-Do-ism
Many people may not know this, but I can fiddle competently with aging electronics. Give me your old, obsolete television and a few cables and I can figure out how to hook it up to the shiny new Blu-ray player or surround-sound system. Most of us have similar specialized skills, like bangs cutting, button sewing, child whispering, guitar playing, or present wrapping. What makes sharing these hidden talents so rewarding is that if you can do something, you probably enjoy doing it, even if it's for somebody else. Further, since that somebody else can't do the task in question, if you do it for them, they'll run around telling you what a genius you are—even if you only turned a few knobs and wrapped a piece of tinfoil around the thingamajig on the back of the speaker.