There’s no doubt about the fact that I’m a sunshine girl. But life’s crazy hurricanes and tornadoes have taught me that brilliant rays of hope and light come from within- not without. A few years ago, this lesson was made a bit more real to me when on a particularly dreary winter day, a package arrived at our family’s doorstep. All of us were curious as to what it might be since no orders had been placed and no one had a birthday coming.
Much to our surprise, a dear friend, who knows our family well, had sent us a “sunshine box.”
What’s a sunshine box?
I hadn’t really heard of one before either, but trust me, this box was golden.
All sorts of little treats and trinkets were contained within its four walls and most of them were bright sunny yellow in color. Yellow nail polish for the girlies…yellow packages of candy… a yellow gift card to an ice cream shop…glitter glue, crayons, and coloring books…yellow gum…a yellow bottle of bubbles.. I’m guessing you get the idea.
Honestly, I cried as I read the bright yellow note. Because I miss my dear friend and her thoughts of our family were vividly evident in each of her gift selections. She even sent us a new recipe for lemon pudding cookies. And it wasn’t so much about the “things” themselves but my tears came from her time and detailed thoughts of encouragement for our family.
So today I’m encouraging you to pause for a few minutes and put together your own “sunshine box” of encouragement to give to someone else. And I plan to pay it forward myself.
You can definitely get as creative as you’d like, but to get you started on a few ideas besides the above, what if you packed…
Citrus tea bags.
A yellow air freshener or
A yellow candle.
Some beautiful additions might be:
Although you’re giving the sunshine box away, I’m guessing you too will find yourself with lots of
Sunshine on a cloudy day.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” I Thess. 5:11
Click HERE or on the sample tag graphic above to open a .pdf with coordinating tags to use in creating a sunshine box of encouragement for someone who needs to know the love of Jesus!
Happy Tuesday (or Wednesday, as the case may be ;)! )
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