I mentioned yesterday that we spent some time last weekend packing up my Grandmother Lelia’s belongings.
On a previous trip,my mom set aside a blessing box that I had made for my grandmother years ago.
It made me smile.
I had made one for each grandmother and for my mom.
This one was the second one I made them.
I don’t remember if it was for Mother’s day or their birthdays…they always kind of blurred together as they were all in May.
The first ones were made while I was in high school. I used a glass decanter with a cork topper and used that really horrible green paper.
You remember, the kind of off colored green from school copy machines.
But they were grandmothers and so they just loved it.
They asked me years later to make them another set.
This time I used lidded baskets and glued on silk flowers…no comments!
The basket has seen better days and was very dusty. So I put the contents in here:
I have had fun opening these little pieces of paper.
I can remember that my Grandmother Helen would tell me that she would open them and read them all and thereafter read one each day.
She just couldn’t wait to see what each slip of paper said.
Some slips have scriptures:
Other slips had quotes that I liked:
Others had small things to do or consider:
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Is there someone you love who could use some daily reminders of your love and affection?
Perhaps a small box full of loving thoughts.
How about your children?
Maybe a box full of all the wonderful qualities that you see in them might be just grand!
Anyone in your life that could just use some plain encouragement?
Sprinkle some blessings around your corner of the world!