Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekend Survival Kit

Daily Survival Kit
~ Author Unknown


Items to put in kit: Toothpick, Rubber band, Band aid, Pencil, Eraser, Chewing gum, Mint, Candy kiss, Tea bag

Why?

1. Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
2. Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible: things might not always work out the way you want, but it will work out.
3. Band aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings; yours and someone else's
4. Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings everyday
5. Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK
6. Chewing gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
7. Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint!
8. Candy kiss - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug every day
9. Tea bag - to remind you to relax daily and go over your list of blessings
I'm sure most of you have seen this before, but I thought it would be a great way to send you into the weekend - from me to you!

Can you think of any items we should add?

37 comments:

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Perfect thing for me today as this week has been haaaaaard. Thanks for posting it and have a great weekend!

Jana said...

I would post a travel pillow so that I can sleep in my car between football and soccer games on Saturday!

Tere Kirkland said...

I'd have to add a stapler, to remind myself that sometimes you need to push a little extra hard to get things to stay together.

Okay, that was lame, but something to remind me that hard work really does get the job done in the end!

Fun post, Shannon!

Jennie Englund said...

I haven't seen that before, Shannon, but I really love that the toothpick goes first.

Jayne said...

Aw, what a lovely list! My author kit would be:

Computer
Notebook
Pen
Pen that works
Tissue for leaking pen
Coffee
Chocolate
Small bemused cat

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Shannon, just stopped by cuz I miss you and was thinking about you today. Hoping you have a fab weekend! We have four soccer games and a tennis tournament waiting for us. Whew!

Patti Lacy said...

I have never seen it--and LOVE IT!
Might be something to take to ACFW conference.

P

Cinette said...

Wine. Definately wine. To help take the sharp edges off a hard day? Lame, I know!

Cinette
http://cinettesmusings.blogspot.com

Karen Lange said...

Love this! Glad you shared it. I would add a pen and small notebook for conversations with others. Everyone has a story to tell and it's fun to capture the details for possible story ideas.

Diane said...

My son got a similar bag on his first day of school. I loved it for him. :O)

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss shannon! thats a really neat list. im gonna add a tickle bug so it could remind us to laugh.
i hope you have a fun weekend.
...hugs from lenny

salarsenッ said...

I hadn't seen this before, S. It's wonderful. Got to add chocolate and wine. But for the sake of the list, I'd add a spring--to remind me keep writing with a spring in my step. lol

Candyland said...

What a cute little list! I need one of these.

Kittie Howard said...

What a precious list! Hadn't seen it before. But am carrying it with me from now on. Thanks for bringing bright smiles! Have a great weekend.

DLCurran said...

Everytime I see this it reminds me that all those things stressing me out or driving me ca-razy are not really as important as I might have thought. Thanks for posting this, Shannon... I needed the reminder as I head into a weekend with a 5-yr-old birthday party planned! :)

Christine Fonseca said...

Love this!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I haven't seen this- very cute!

Robyn Campbell said...

Bookmarked. Cuz, I need to remind myself of this list often. Thanks, BFF.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Looks good to me! Great list!

Jennie Bailey said...

I've never seen this list! I love it. How clever! How about sweetener (I would choose Splenda) to sweeten anything life throws at me. If it's lemons, I'm making some sweetened lemonade!

Susanne Drazic said...

Cute list. I've seen variations of it before. One I've seen has a penny, but can't remember the why for it. Another I remember seeing M&M's on it, but again can't remember the why for it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

Great list! A tea bag reminds me of a saying I heard that you never know the strength of a woman until she's in hot water.

Blessings,
Susan

Jemi Fraser said...

I love this one. I always mean to do these for my students on the last day/first day of the year. I usually forget.

Melissa said...

I actually haven't seen this before but I really like it and am wondering why I haven't.

Theresa Milstein said...

I've seen this before. I could see this list working for what you'd need in a classroom.

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Candice said...

I've actually never seen this before. I like it! I think it might be fun to make this for real to give to someone who needs it.

Heather said...

That's awesome! And just what I needed, thanks!

Steph Damore said...

I, too, haven't seen this before. Very cute and oh so true. Your blog posts always remind me how blessed I am. Thank you!!!

Shelley Sly said...

This is so cute! Very true reminders. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jessica Hill said...

I actually haven't seen this before, but it's a great list! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jessica Hill said...

I actually haven't seen this before, but it's a great list! Thanks for sharing. :)

storyqueen said...

This is really cute. (Kind of a perfect thing for preteen girls, too!)

Shelley

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You need a Laffy Taffy...For a joke and some sugar...They both make your day better. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great post. I love the list.

AchingHope said...

Aw, this makes me feel happy. I had an awful Saturday, so I feel better now *hugs*

Deniz Bevan said...

Lovely post! I'd throw in a latte but I guess it would spill all over everything...

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