Mentoring Missional Living

A Basket of Sunshine

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A friend recently shared how someone’s thoughtfulness as she went through an extended recovery after surgery made her day, or rather her days. She received a sunshine basket. The basket was filled with individually wrapped gifts and instructions to unwrap one present each day.  Small items such as a journal, a candle, candies, lotion, or maybe a nail polish are perfectly suited to brighten someone’s day.  Anyone going through a long-term recovery or a significant life change or anyone who has become primary caregiver to a loved one might be a candidate for a little sunshine. The possibilities are endless. Below is a short instructional poem that can be added to your basket as well as a verse from the book of James.

This Sunshine Basket is filled with delights,

A gift a day for morning or night.

One at a time each day as you choose,

No need to hurry you’ve nothing to prove.

To brighten your days with love we do send

Our thoughts, our prayers and hopes without end.

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning. James 1:17


About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

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Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

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