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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

8 Wonderful Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent

8 Wonderful Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent

THE GIFT OF LISTENING
But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no
planning your responses, no second-guessing. Just listen.

THE GIFT OF AFFECTION
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, and pats on the back.
Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have
for your family and dose friends.

THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER
Clip and share cartoons and funny stories. Your gift will say,
“I love to laugh with you.”

THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE
It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or
a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered
for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT
A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,” “You did a super job,”
or “That was wonderful,” can make someone’s day.

THE GIFT OF A FAVOR
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE
There are times when you want nothing more than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to that same need in others and give the gift of
solitude when it seems needed.

THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION
The easiest way to feel good is to offer a kind word to someone.
Really, just a cheery “Hello,” or “How are you?”
can go a long way.

From the 2001 Farmers’ Almanac.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.