7 Ways and Days of Giving From the Heart

12/17/2015 09:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

There are no greater gifts than those that come from our hearts. Here are seven ways to spread the love during the holiday season, to kick-off the New Year, and all year-long.

DAY 1: Begin your seven days of giving from the heart by telling someone, "I love you!"


DAY 2: Give Away Smiles!


DAY 3: Give Someone Hope!


DAY 4: Give Away Hugs!


DAY 5: Give Someone Forgiveness!


DAY 6: Give Away a Favorite Quote!


DAY 7: Give Away a Special Gift!
(My gift to you below is the Polaroid I took of a ceramic peace dove by my dear friend, 92-year-old nun and artist Sister Augustine, who stars in my memoir, Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life's Greatest Questions.)