Often times our expression of love for our children, spouse or others is shown by giving something material — something that can be touched or seen. It is not that this is a bad thing to do; however, have you considered that giving of yourself is the greatest gift that you can give? Giving of our time may be soothing to the soul of a lonely or hurting person. Your presence can touch where no material gift can. When we give of ourselves, we offer our time — a precious part of our lives that we offer to another. To give out of our possessions is so easy — to give of ourselves is sacrificial. We give but little when we give of our possessions, only when we give of ourselves have we truly given.
John 3:16 is the greatest example of giving that I know.