It's Monday again. And over here it's What I'm Making Monday. Anyways, I have a lot of friends and family members who are in the military. So, care packages and stuff of the nature are not stranger to me. Also, I was in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for my last two years of high school and we ended up adopting a troop from our advisor's church.
Therefore, I thought it would be a great idea to make some homemade cards or letters to send to all of our men and women overseas fighting not only for our country but for those countries they're stationed in . I know firsthand that being away from your family for any length of time is nerve wrecking and emotionally straining. In fact, I'm convinced that's why so many soldiers come back home depressed.
They've spent all that time in a foreign country with no contact from anyone back home and they don't know how to transition. I truly believe that love and compassion can help more of our troops keep their sanity. After all, they're putting their lives at risk for millions of strangers, the least I can do is show them how much I appreciate it. I am far from having the courage to put my life in harm's way for anyone with the exception of my immediate family and about 4 friends.
I would like to encourage anyone who reads this post to try making some cards or letters for troops overseas. We're always talking about wanting the world to change. Well, you have to be the change you want to see. And I want to see more kindness. So, I'm starting by showing some.