Friday, March 13, 2009

Everyday Epiphanies- Week 3

A newly married son of a very good friend was just deployed a month ago to Afghanistan. I’ve been hearing first-hand stories about the conditions over there and it’s humbling to think about in light of what I consider “rough”.

Everyday Epiphanies is causing me to push out of my comfort zone in acts of kindness. Expressing my thanks and support to our troops (especially the ones who don’t get much mail) is always very worthwhile.

If you've never done this before and want to know how, the best website for starters is

I’ve put together my own boxes in the past with socks, wetwipes, hand sanitizer, etc. In the food packages, I’ve done Gator-Aid mix, Kool-aid packs, cookies, candy and gum.
You can get free boxes at the post office since Flat Rate postal is a good deal if you pack them totally full. Don’t mix food items with non-food items. This week, when researching this, I saw a request for magazines. I have a collection of my huband's outdoor magazines that he hates to just throw away and I’m filling up the largest flat rate box with for the cost of $10.95 to ship.On the home-front, I’m continuing my mission to send hand-written cards and notes on a daily basis. I discovered Target now has a greeting card section with cards that are .99 or less. They’re actually decent cards and I am finding they are helping me accomplish my mission.

Have you had any experiences with Everyday Epiphanies that you’ve shared on your blog? Any ideas or suggestions? Then link on up below, or leave a comment.


Greg C said...

I am trying to do a little here and a little there. Those little things add up.

Sylane Mack said...

Dearest Bev,
Thank you so much for being so pro-active in tangibly caring for others! Tomorrow on I wrote a post re: getting out of our comfort zones to follow God's stirrings (which includes helping others). God's Spirit desires to stir each of us to touch people's lives in so many different, loving ways! Thank you for letting God stir stir up others! Sylane