Love Notes

Last week I was sick.  And tired.  And sick and tired of being sick and tired.

And then I got some mail.

strength & hope

It turns out Elizabeth of The Writer Revived nominated me as a blogger who has gone through a load of crap and who she wanted to sent a little strength & hope to.

I blogged about losing our niece, Arabella, last month.  It was awful and hard and we are still finding fresh ways to hurt at each turn in the road.  Getting these cards from Elizabeth and the Say Please Lunchbox Love products didn’t just make me smile, but they reminded me of how far a kind word can go.

Strength & Hope

As I turned over each of these cards in my hands, I remembered my lowest times and what brought the pieces of light that let me know the tunnel had an end.

All of those bright spots had to do with thoughtful words and unasked for deeds.

A simple text, a quick message on facebook, a tweet, a card just to say, “I’m thinking of you” or “You are amazing” were enough to give me an extra push to keep going when all I wanted to do was quit.

I think that is what I like most about these cards.  You can stick them with a little gift, or just insert them anonymously into someone’s life for a pick-me-up.

strength & hope

Each of these cards also has an encouraging quote on the back. I love this almost as much as I love the simple words on the front. I tend to put quotes everywhere. They remind me to hold on.

I am so thankful Elizabeth chose me to pass these along to.  The goal of Lunchbox Love is to start a chain that will touch the lives of those who need it most, so I get to send a set on to someone too to spread the love.

strength & hope

Because getting a card like this when you feel like your world is in a constant state of crazy? Well it’s healing.

Oh, and Lunchbox Love has sets for kids, teens, holidays, and more. They are pretty cool.

I might have to stock up. I like to spread love.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. Elizabeth sent me the cards because she thought I would love them and find comfort in them. She was right.