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December 2004 - Issue #27
Publisher, Larry James - Author, Speaker, Relationship Coach

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•  A Personal Message from Larry James
•  LoveNotes for Lovers - Your Holiday Love Bonus
•  Featured Relationship Article - Weigh Your Words
•  Relationship "Book-of-the-Month" - Creator: The Revelation of Healing Yourself and Others
•  Relationship Humor - Tis the Season to Be Jolly!
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Want to know how to avoid a gift-giving blunder? To help you develop gift-giving savvy, when you give a gift this holiday season or on any other occasion, make it a gift of the heart.

A gift of the heart is a gift we give to our friends and relatives that they want and need. A gift is defined as something freely given from one heart to another with no strings attached. A gift with strings is a gift of the ego.

The value of the gift itself is not as important as its presentation and the thoughtfulness behind the giving. Giving gifts that will benefit the recipient is a meaningful gesture. Good gifts move the recipient because they have been chosen with a thoughtful heart.

Giving gifts, while fun and enjoyable in theory, offers endless potential for frustration; thronging crowds, ransacked stores, confusion, indecision, cash depletion and, finally, the belated knowledge that you bought the wrong thing. The task of giving the right gift can be made much easier with a little bit of pre-thought.

Begin now to think and plan ahead. Listen for clues. Comments like, "Wow! That would be great in the family room!" or "It sure would be nice to not have to (fill in the blank)!" or "Oh, I love that, but it's a little more than I want to pay!" That's your cue to make a mental note and add it to your gift list.

When you give gifts people want and need, whether it is money, time, talent, advice, Love or other tangible gifts, you will begin to receive back to you what you want. Your friends and relatives will kiss the "returns counter" good-bye and reduce return trips to the mall. The last-minute, rush to the store to find a gift tells a story about you.

A gift given with the thought, "What will I get in return for this," is a gift of the ego. Why bother? It's a gift we give because we want to give it rather than a gift that fulfills a need or want. Gifts given from ego are seldom appreciated.

Giving a gift of the heart anticipates desire; what you are offering is wanted and is appropriate. Simple, well chosen gifts unite the recipient and the giver, are appreciated and are often treasured the most. Gifts of the heart light up our friends and relatives with happiness and joy beyond our wildest imaginings.

Thoughtless, inappropriate gifts cause more attention to be given to the giver. Desire for attention is better requested, in a direct way, not with gifts. A gift given of the heart is for giving attention, not requesting it.

What to give? We can learn everyday a little more about gift-giving by "being" with the people we love so that we know what they want and need. Proper thought, feeling and inquiry must go into the gift selection. A certain quality of attention is often absent in gift-giving. Brief consideration does not create a considerate gift. Gift must be real and given from the heart to be appreciated.

Gifts should be a symbol of being related rather than a bid for reassurance that we are loved.

LoveNote for Lovers. . .  For Women Only - Be patient with your love partner when it comes to listening. Help him learn to listen by saying things worth listening to. In time he will learn how to share how he feels, openly and in a way that allows him to be vulnerable without fear. When this happens, initiate conversation that shows your appreciation of his new way of being. Patience and understanding are necessary.

LoveNote for Lovers. . .   For Men Only - When your lover is hurting and tells you so, this is not a request for "Mr. Fix-it." First, she is not broken. Second, always remember, someone who is hurting only needs your love, support and understanding. A warm and tender hug might help. Whisper that you understand and in your best way, let her know she is loved.

LoveNote for Lovers. . .  For Singles Only - The heart is crying for adventure, which can only be found by embarking on your own personal journey of self-discovery. You will discover your sense of adventure in a state of solitude, not in a relationship. Your sense of adventure will carry over into the relationship, but can never genuinely be found there to begin with. You create your own sense of adventure.

Your heart may never be free enough to really be adventurous until, at your new level of awareness, you recognize the value of love-of-self. Within this very personal accomplishment you will discover the richest source of self-esteem and unconditional love. Then comes the adventure!

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Weigh Your Words - You cannot un-ring a bell! It is a wise love partner who is aware of the potential damage loose words can cause. Words spoken in anger inflict wounds that often take a long time to heal. Think first. . . then speak!

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December is a month that typically brings to mind family and friends. It is often a difficult time for people who have lost a loved one through death, divorce or separation. - Got the Holiday Blues? Phone a friend! Call to arrange for a personal relationship coaching session by telephone with Larry James. Be prepared to truthfully answer the questions Larry asks you about your relationship. Larry James pulls no punches. He tells it like it is. If the truth hurts. . . be grateful.

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Books make grrreat HOLIDAY gifts!
Creator: The Revelation of Healing Yourself and Others - Mark Earlix - Healing is a gift available to all. In easy-to-understand language, Mark leads readers through a series of emotional, spiritual, and meditative exercises that are a necessary precursor to his lessons on awakening our inherent ability to heal not only ourselves but others as well.

Larry's Review: An excellent step-by-step guide in learning how to accept the gift of healing for yourself. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, you will find this book clearly explained and easily understand.

Creator: The Revelation of Healing Yourself and Others

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Relationship Humor

An elderly couple came back from a wedding one afternoon and were in a pretty romantic mood. While sitting on their loveseat, the elderly woman looked at her companion and said, "I remember when you used to kiss me every chance you had." The old man feeling a bit obliged leaned over and gave her a peck on the cheek.

Then she said, "I also remember when you used to hold my hand at every opportunity." The old man again feeling obligated reached over and gently placed his hand on hers.

The elderly woman then stated, "I also remember when you used to nibble on my neck and send chills down my spine." This time the old man had a blank stare on his face and started to get up off the couch.

As he began to walk out of the living room his wife asked, "Was it something I said? Where are you going?"

The old man looked at her and replied, "I'm going in the other room to get my teeth!"

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True story from one of Larry James's weddings. After the father walked his daughter up the aisle, Larry asked, "Who gives this woman to be married to this man?"

The father replied (so everyone could hear), "Her Mother and I and American Express!"

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