STRESS SACK – FRIENDSHIP PACKET

 

RUBBER BAND

To remind you to stretch your ideas and your mind to new limits.

Ephesians 3:20 - “He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”

TISSUE

To remind you to see the tears and needs of yourself and others.

Galatians 6:2 - “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

CANDY KISS

To remind you that everyone needs a hug, a kiss, or a word of encouragement every day.

Proverbs 3:27 - “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in the power of your hands to do so.’

LIFE SAVER

To remind you to think of family, friends and colleagues as your “life savers.” Care about each other and help each other through the stressful times that occur.

Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

PENNY

To remind you of the value of your thoughts – big and small. Share them with others and with your Heavenly Father.

Philippians 4:8 – “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, mediate on these things.”

ERASER

To remind you that we all make mistakes and need to forgiveness of God and others.

Psalms 51:1 – “have mercy upon me, O God, according to your living kindness; according to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.”

TOOTHPICK

To remind you to “pick out” the good qualities of others and yourself and to be tolerant and accepting of the differences of each individual.

Philippians 2:3-4 – “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

PAPER CLIP

To help us “keep it all together” – staying healthy spiritually, physically, mentally.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your paths.”

 

OTHER THING YOU COULD ADD OR SAYINGS FOR THE SAME ITEM:

TISSUE – To share with a friend in need.

BANDAID – to bind up broken hearts in ourselves and others.

RUBBER BAND – To hold everything together when it looks like we’re falling apart.

NOTE CARD – To send to a friend over the miles.