Care packages

We have all become so very busy, chained to our schedules, and most social interaction is done via keyboard.

However, one simple fact remains, everyone likes to feel they are cared for, especially when one is feeling a bit poorly or fatigued.

A simple way to lift the sprits, and show a friend or loved one you are thinking of them is with a wee care package.

I sincerely do not believe it is necessary to fill an extravagant basket full of expensive product. After all, it really is the thought that counts.

For example, when I have a sick friend, I like to fill a shoe box with pantry finds. Tea, a can or two of soup, a paperback novel or perhaps a dvd. I keep a box of blank cards for the times a quick note is needed. Tie it all together with some kitchen twine; and you get the general idea. A simple gesture to bring a smile and a bit of emotional comfort. You dont even need to disturb your friend drop it at the door and send them a text.

Another delightful gesture is a couple of muffins and a bottle of water for the weary traveler.

When flying one gets so tiered and hungry. The food on the aeroplane is not only awful but expensive as well. I bear this in mind when I make an aeroport run. That being said, time is short, and while I am more than capable of baking from scratch I find keeping a couple of boxes of muffin mix around is the way forward.

My friends never let me down, they happily gobble up the yummy treats without fail.

To be thoughtful and considerate in any way is always welcome. A gesture caries more weight than mere words. It physically illustrates to a person that they do matter. I don’t believe one has to go to extremes or expense to express caring, empathy, consideration or thankfulness.

Simple ways to lift a sick or tired friend’s day.

  • Care package
  • Offer to pick up some basics while at the store
  • A timely, baked snack
  • Personal note