These are a few pictures of my BOXES of Love table in my dining room. First of all, I need to say that I have the best husband ever! He has not said one word about all of this crowded into our front room. If you’ve been reading this blog or my Facebook, then you know what BOXES of Love is. If this is your first time here at my blog, well BoL is a new ministry that I have started to encourage other women who are going through difficult times in their lives. I have sent 6 boxes out so far and have 8 in my car ready to mail. If you have given me a person that you want to be encouraged, I will get the box out. These last 10 days or so have been difficult. I’ve basically been either in bed or at the doctor’s office or hospital because I am having a hard time getting my blood pressure stabilized. But all of this time spent flat on my back has got me to thinking…. Where do I want to go with BOXES of Love? I’m not really sure. I know that I love making them and I really love writing notes of encouragement. I have enough supply to send boxes out for at least 6 months. But I really want to keep on with this forever. Maybe I can partner with a church? I need to look into making BoL a full fledged non profit organization. I would LOVE to send out 10 to 20 boxes a week instead of a month. Adrian tells me to just take it one day at a time. He’s right, as usual. I do know that these boxes make me feel better than any medicines the doctors give me. Do you have any ideas? Right now this is how it works…. Someone gives me the name of a woman they feel could use a little encouraging. I then put together a small box of “goodies” along with a note letting that person know that someone is thinking of them. Please note that these boxes are just filled with little items to make you smile. Usually things like lip balm, a journal, lotion, socks, some make up and maybe a piece of jewelry. I have been making “mustard seed” lockets for some boxes to remind the recipient that they only need faith the size of a mustard seed. I would like to keep it so that the letters are handwritten. It just seems more personal that way. Plus, I really enjoy writing them. I have been sending them out by USPS. If you have any ideas that you feel would make this better, please let me know. Do you think this is something that could grow it’s own arms and feet? Right now I’m reaching out to friends on Facebook to get the names of people who need boxes. Do you think there is a better way to get names? I’m asking all of these questions because I really want to reach as many people as I can. My goal RIGHT NOW is to send at least 6 boxes out every week. Please let me know if you know of someone you think needs encouraging, if you think there is a better way to get the word out or if you know of a more efficient way to send the boxes out! I would love to hear your thoughts!!!