Daily Survival Kit

Tonight, I received a gift from a friend.

Just when I really needed it.

It was a small bag, containing a collection of seemingly random items.  But once I read the note that was included, it all made perfect sense.

“Today, I am giving you a DAILY SURVIVAL KIT to help you each day….

A toothpick – to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.

A rubber band – to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.

A Band-aid – to remind your to heal hurt feelings, either your’s or someone else’s.

An eraser – to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn by our errors.

A Candy-Kiss – to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.

A mint – to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family and me.

Bubble-gum – to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

A pencil – to remind you to list your blessings every day.

A tea-bag – to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of blessings.

This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.

Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music and warm feelings in your heart in the 2013 year.”

You are right.

You thinking of me is a blessing.

A blessing that makes life worth living every minute, every day.

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