Is it me, or does everyone seem to be coming down with something lately? I feel like the words "flu", "virus", and "cough" are becoming as commonplace as "rain" and "overcast" around here. Is it the same where you live, I wonder? Well, I say this situation calls for some intervention in the form of a "get well quick kit". All you need are the following cheerful and useful supplies:
magazine | tissues | herbal tea bags | mug | half a lemon | vitamins | handwritten note
Choose a magazine you think they would enjoy (Real Simple, Living, People, etc.). It could be one you purchase, or one you receive with your regular subscription. When it comes to bagged herbal tea, I really like Stash--a company based out of Portland (Mango Passionfruit and Licorice Spice are my favorites); but honestly, anything yummy you have in your cupboard will be great! Mugs can be procured from your kitchen cupboard, Target, a thrift store, or wherever else. Keep in mind this kit is not meant to be spendy, but rather, thoughtful.
Travel size packages of facial tissue come in handy too---I like these new designs from Kleenex. A few vitamins can't hurt either (around here Vitamin D is the supplement of choice). A handwritten note is also a heartwarming addition to the kit--even if it you write on the back of your grocery list! Truly, it's the thought that counts. After you've assembled your kit, package it up in a simple, kraft brown gift bag and place it on your friend's porch. Being remembered is a wonderful pick-me-up and surely you will make his/her day.
To all of you who aren't well right now, I hope you "get well quick"! Hang in there~
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