How many times did your mom tell you, “It’s the thought that counts.” We really don’t fully grasp the truth of that statement in childhood. The smallest gifts and gestures can bring uncalculated happiness. Take for instance, a tiny handmade booklet with a Bible story, carefully made and delivered with love, by our five-year-old granddaughter. The joy she expressed in giving was only surpassed by the happiness that welled up in me when she presented it. The gift was not monetarily costly, even the elements to make it would not have seemed to be valuable, and yet, to me this is a great treasure.
At other times, a phone call from someone dear, at just the moment when I need it, shares love, and evidences God’s goodness and provision for what may seem a small need to others, while offering a huge gesture of love and support that means the world to me. We never know the unspoken need or circumstance that the smallest of gestures or gifts, on our part, may be able to solve or satisfy. Teaching our children to be attentive and aware of “the small things” is important and the Christmas season certainly affords ample opportunities to practice loving and serving. Let your kids see firsthand, that the smallest gifts and acts of kindness can let someone know they are thought of, and cared about.
That’s the reason I have so enjoyed this “sharing” campaign from Kleenex. Throughout the course of Kleenex’s Softness Worth Sharing campaign, our family has been able to share several care packs with people we care about. It seems like a small gesture, but you and I both know there are definitely days when going to the mailbox and finding, even something simple, with a message about how we are loved and cared for can brighten the entire day and change our outlook on the world. It feels good to be remembered and I think it’s awesome that Kleenex has provided a cost-free, simple way for us to all reach out and brighten someone’s day.
There’s still time to participate, so you can add a little “merry” to someone’s Christmas mail. Pick up specially-marked Kleenex multi-packs at your favorite store. Use the code attached to ship Kleenex Softness Worth Sharing Care Packs to the people you want to bless with a small gesture of love and caring. You can personalize the message, fill out the shipping address and then let Kleenex do the work to send it off to someone special. I can’t wait to hear who you share some Christmas “smiles” with!
I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.