I’m Thankful for My Family’s Health #KleenexCares

There is no better time than the week of Thanksgiving to consider what we are really thankful for – the things in life that we often take for granted. One thing that I am so thankful for is my family’s health. My son had a bumpy start as a baby in ICU for a few days but other than that, we have all been pretty healthy as a family. You can get through much in life if you have your health. Now is also a good time to reflect on how you can help those that aren’t as fortunate with good health.

How we care for others…

Last night during prayer time, my 5 year old daughter prayed for the pilgrims. She prayed that they would have enough to eat and not have to cook with just one pot and a fire. It was the sweetest prayers. Elizabeth has such a tender, caring heart. She has been learning about the pilgrims at school and has really taken it to heart. I explained that the pilgrims lived a long time ago but that there are people in similar situations all over the world. She knows this already and often prays for “people that don’t have enough food to eat, who have dirty water, and no place to sleep”. It breaks my heart that she knows this and swells my heart to hear her pray for those people.

I firmly believe that through prayer, we can teach our kids how to be grateful for what we have and to care for those that don’t. My family also participates in school drives for the needy each Christmas season. I don’t just send in products, we do it as a family.

One of our favorite activities as a family is Operation Christmas Child. Each year, we go shopping as a family to create one box for a girl and one box for a boy. We have to be creative to put both essentials and toys that will fit in the small box. This year, I included a pocket pack of Kleenex tissues packed somewhere in there. Everyone deserves the softness of Kleenex.

Operation Christmas Child Box
Operation Christmas Child Box

How to Stop a Nose Bleed

Another fantastic use for Kleenex is to stop nose bleeds. It’s not what you think.  My mom taught me this as I use to have nose bleeds very often as a child because I broke my nose in 5th grade jumping off my friend Molly’s garage roof! Long, painful story! Anyway, I learned how to stop a nose bleed from my mom.

  • Roll up 1/2 of a Kleenex tissue into a skinny long strip.
  • Place the Kleenex under your upper lip.
  • Wait a couple minutes and your nose will stop bleeding.

My son gets nose bleeds every winter because of dry air. He just had his first one of the season last week. I passed on my mom’s little trick and guess what! He thought I was amazing because it worked!  Try it the next time you have a nose bleed.

Show Someone You Care

November and Thanksgiving is the prefect time to show someone you care, especially if they are not feeling well.  You can send a Kleenex Brand Care Pack for FREE to show someone you care in a tangible way.  Simply purchase a Kleenex brand bundle pack and redeem the code on the box.  Visit Kleenex.com to send your Care Pack to someone who could use a little pick-me-up this season.

Like Kleenex on Facebook to learn more.

I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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