Love notes in lunch boxes…

I have to smile when my children come in from playing and ask me if I will pack them some lunches so they can go outside and have a picnic in their fort.  This is the kind of life I’ve always imagined for my kids.  As I packed their lunches, I remembered how I use to pack my son’s lunchbox for school and always include the carbohydrate amounts and a sweet little love note for him to encourage him in his day.  Since we switched to homeschooling for medical reasons, I have not had as many opportunities to do that anymore.

As I packed the lunches for my children, I labeled everything and decided to include a little love note, too.  These sweet little acts of kindness toward those closest to our hearts are the little special times and things they will look back on and remember most.  In the hustle and bustle of the season, make sure you keep the focus on what really matters.  A sweet word, a love letter, taking meaningful time to spend together, a shared story, going out to a movie, an evening walk…whatever is your favorite way to spend time together…do that!

When was the last time you sent a little love note to lunch with your husband, friend, or your child?  It’s never too late to start a new tradtion or spread a little extra love.  You never know how you will make someone’s day brighter, if you just take an extra moment to be thoughtful.

Best wishes for a beautiful week,

Author, Trina Licavoli Gunzel

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