So I realize that many of my posts lately have been about Operation Christmas Child. This week is packing week, so I promise that they’ll slow down soon. But I had to share this story with you today, in honor of Kindness Matters Monday.
I teach preschool music, and I often spend the first minute or two of class asking kids a question about their weekend, what fun things they’re doing, etc. Today, I told one of my classes that I’d be having a shoebox packing party this weekend. None of them had ever heard of Operation Christmas Child (well, except for my son), and they listened attentively.
” … And then I pack them with things like a toothbrush and toothpaste, school supplies, and toys. Oh, and candy!”
And then came a little voice. “And love?”
I froze. I choked up. And I smiled.
“Yes, sweetie. And so, so much love.”
Your one box? It matters.
(I’ve watched a lot of these videos, y’all. But 20 seconds in, and my heart … oh.)