Max Lucado has written a gift book. Listen to the introduction:
“This book is for someone special. You…. you made a difference in the life of the one who gave you this book. You shared words of wisdom, gave of yourself, mentored, led, walked alongside a hurting friend, took time to notice when others didn’t. You did something for someone else. Your words, actions, time – whatever it was, you gave willingly, fully, selflessly. You changed a life. And what you did mattered. Your actions mattered to the giver of this book. But more importantly, what you did mattered to the One who matters most. “God is fair, he will not forget the work you did and the love you showed for him by helping his people.” (Hebrews 6:10 NCV)
The rest of the book is about how marvelous people changed the lives of others by giving of themselves. Some of the stories are one page (about 150 words), some are two pages. All of the stories are inspiring and encouraging.