"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!" - Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine
The project: Fill a Care Package for a "Starving" Student
Today the girls and I continued with our monthly care package project to a cousin of mine who's a sophomore in college. She and her roommates actually COOK! Last month's theme: breakfast. Can you guess this month's?
20 minutes in the store - and some time making the money to spend.
For Christmas, I was going to give this cousin one of those "breakfast of the month" or "fruit of the month" deliveries from a catalog. But then I realized she wouldn't EAT all of the things in those expensive baskets. There were several items she didn't like. I didn't see spending the money that way. SO...we personalize the box. It probably isn't any less expensive, but it's sure fun to gather the goodies, write personal notes and draw pictures, decorate the box and then send it her way.
I imagine her opening the box and digging through the goodies with a BIG smile on her face. That is worth it! :)