Saturday, 19 September 2015

What shall I take with me ...

… when I visit a friend who has had a stroke and who is still in hospital?

After a little research this is what I came up with - a variety of items in small pouches with explanatory tags.

Confetti - to add sparkle to your life and remind you to have fun

Paper Clip- to help keep things together when they seem out of control

Plaster - to help you through the rough times

Ribbon- to remind you to tie things together when everything falls apart

Stars - to remind you to shine and to do your best

Cotton Ball - For the rough road seek the cushioned support of family and friends.

Free Hug Vouchers

Rubber Band - A reminder to stretch your body and soul

Tissue- a reminder that suffering is part of life and so is reaching out to others

Choc Bar - to help you take a break

Small Smooth Stone-  to remind you that the rough times help to refine and polish

A Sweet Treat - to remind you that someone cares for you (No picture for this as I haven't bought the sweets yet).

At the bottom of the box I've put some Free Hug Vouchers which she can redeem when my other friend and I visit her. I hope we'll have some fun taking each bag out of the box and maybe we'll have some sweetie eating and a bit of hugging thrown in.

Please take one of these virtual vouchers and accept a virtual hug from me. If you'd like to pinch the pic to put on one of your own posts you can send some more virtual hugs around to all your blog buddies.

Take care all.



  1. You put an awful lot of thought into your gifts, your friend is lucky to have you as a friend.

  2. What a lovely idea. You are a friend need and a friend indeed.

  3. I love this idea so much and brilliant timing as L is to have her operation on her back soon. I have time to make one up before then.
    A huge thank you.

  4. An incredibly thoughtful gift, I'd have loved something of the sort when I had my stroke. You're a lovely friend.

  5. You are the Best Visitor Ever!! What a great idea x I'm ising a virtual hug thing to hug you right back!
    (((((((( HUGS ))))))))


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