Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Folgers but all opinions expressed here are mine.
Blessing Bags for Police Officers
The best part of waking up each morning is my children piling into our bed as Folgers fills the air. Their sweet voices and tendency to put their appendages in strange places is an affinity I aspire to have. I sit in bed each morning, and I count my blessings. It is the way I start my morning with purpose. It is the mantra I have for my life.
Live with a plan and let the plan be the service of others.
It is easier to be nice when you will get something in the equation. It is easier to go to work when the job is easy. It is easy to say “Yes” if you know the outcome of the question will be a favorable one.
I will always say “Yes” to someone else making me a cup of Folgers and cleaning up the kitchen. I will not always say “Yes” to, “Mom, can I make you breakfast?” That automatic “Yes” once landed a bowl of cereal in front of me with a large scoop of lox spread. Yes, salmon spread and cereal aren’t going to win a cooking competition anytime soon, but the thought process of combining my two favorite breakfast ideas was a good one.
When I think about my life, I am thankful for a couple of reasons. The first is I live in America without those freedoms. I would not have had all the opportunities available to me. I am thankful to people like my husband that served to protect my freedom. I am also thankful for my community to those that wear what I call the badge of courage daily, the police officers.
They have jobs that do not have answers. They are the ones running into to danger while screaming at everyone else to get out. They are the men and women who display courage, strength and resolve that most of us can’t muster on our best day. The do not have a “job.” They have chosen a life’s mission. I can’t articulate what their mission has meant to my family. What I can tell you is I see the other side of their service. I am lucky enough to have an officer’s wife who writes for my site.
We pray as a team for her husband. We wait with her and tell her jokes and try to get her through the times of uncertainty when her world is in danger. She is a mom like me. She is a wife as I am, but she is also someone whose mission in life is to bring certainty and peace to people in her community. She is not wearing the badge, but it is her love, courage, and support that enables her husband to complete his mission.
When I spoke with Folgers about my commitment to our country, my community, and the people who matter in my life we decided that telling them they mattered was paramount.
Telling people they matter is the most important action you can take each day.
It is something you have control over. You can control how you treat others. The lesson I have for my children is you can’t change the world, but you can change what you do in the world.
I would like to offer you the opportunity to thank a police officer by creating blessing bags.
I am filling mine with:
- ear plug
- hand sanitizer wipes
- car freshener
- snack foods
I am offering you this free printable to attach to yours. It isn’t what you put in the bag it is that you took the time to create a bag and pass on your thankfulness.
Be the change you want to see in others be the best part of waking up to someone else today.
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