Stress Bag

Posted by Glenda

Stick of Gum – To remind you to stick to it

Candle-To remind you to shine brightly (I used a nice smelling votive candle in a color that complimented the rest of the package.)

A Chocolate Kiss – To remind you that you are loved

A Match – To light your fire when you’re feeling burned out ( I used a wooden kitchen match and put it in a tiny ziplock bag so it wouldn’t get lost. I did that with a couple of the tiny things.)

A Pin- To remind you to stay sharp (I can’t remember if I used a big safety pin or a corsage pin.)

A Smartie – To help you on those days when you don’t feel smart ( A whole pack of smarties, of course.)

A Starburst – To give you a burst of energy on days when you don’t have any

A Snickers – To remind you to take time to laugh (I used the bite size.)

Confetti- To remind you to have fun ( I used the paper punch and made my own out of some pretty wrapping paper samples from the school paper sale.)

Tape- To fix things that will not work

A Potholder – For when things get too hot to handle (The phone company gives them away at Christmas. lol)

A Penny – So you will never have to say, “I”m broke”.

A Marble- For when you lose yours

A Rubber Band – To stretch yourself beyond the limits

A String – To tie things together when everything falls apart

A Band-Aid – For when things get a little rough ( I got a little wild and used the leopard print ones. *g*)

A Crayon – To color your day bright and cheerful ( I used a pack of 4 crayons. The kids get them a lot for free with a little coloring book around Christmas.)

A Puzzle Piece – Without you things wouldn’t be complete

A Cotton Ball – For the rough roads, seek the cushioned support of family and friends

Happy face- Smiling is contagious ( I started to use some happy face stickers, but I found a little happy face ball that my kids never played with.)

Eraser – To remind you that you can start every day with a clean slate.

Excedrin – Thank you, I know this job can be a headache (It called for Tylenol, but I got a sample pack of Excedrin through the mail so that’s what I used.)

Battery – To give you that extra charge to keep you going… and going.

Piece of Rope – When you reach the end of yours, this will keep you going a bit longer

Paper clip – To help keep things together when they seem to be out of control.

A Small Smooth Stone – To remind you that the rough times help to refine and polish

A Recipe – To make when you want to do something special for someone ( I printed up a cake recipe of some kind.)

A Star- To remind you to shine and always try your best ( I was stuck on this one. I finally just cut a star out of some yellow fun foam.)

A Button – To remind you to shine and always try your best.

Glitter- For a glimpse of how the world looks through a child’s eyes ( I poured some into a tiny ziplock bag.)

A Bag- To help you keep it all together

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Scripture Kit

Toothpick: to remember to pick out the good in others. Matt. 7:1

Rubberband: To remember to be flexible. God has it under control. Romans 8:28

Band Aid: To remember to mend hurt feelings. Yours or someone elses. Col. 3:12-14

Pencil: To remember to list your blessings daily (You could add a cute tablet of paper with this as well) Eph 1:3

Butterfinger: Cause we all slip sometimes, and it’s okay. Gen. 50:15-21

Gum: So you can stick to it. With God you can accomplish anything. Phil. 4:13

Button: To remember to button your lip when needed. 1 Peter 3:10

Lifesaver: To remember that the Lord is there to help. Psalm 46:1

Mint: to remind you that you are worth one. (I use a peppermint patty) John 3:16-17

Candy Kiss: To remember that Love should be a part of everyday. 1 John 4:7

Snickers and Tissue: To remind us to be a light in someone elses day. Matt. 5:14-16

Puzzle Piece: To remember that without God we are not complete. Prov. 14:20

Tea Bag: To remember to relax and go over that list of blessings. 1 Thess. 5:18

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

PMS Prescription

To temporarily calm your craving for chocolate, eat the BROWN one. At the first sign of “hot flashes” eat the RED one. Eat the ORANGE one to minimize depression. The GREEN one calms your frustrations, when you want to be left alone. If you feel a headache coming on, eat the YELLOW one. The BLUE one reduces bloating.

Directions: Take as needed. If all symptoms occur at the same time, eat the whole bag. Warning: May cause weight gain. (Attach this saying to a bag of M&M’s)

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Pep Pills

RED
For When Your Hot Under The Collar

YELLOW
To Brighten Your Day

BLUE
To Remind You That We Love You

ORANGE
To Make Your Wishes Come True

GREEN
To Make The Sadness Fade Away

(used with Jelly Beans, or appropriate colored candies)

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Love Kit

On a pretty piece of paper perhaps on a lace doily print the following:

Reminders of why I love you:

Sweet Escapes- for those times we spend alone

Candle- you are the light of my life

Peppermint Patty- for the cool sensations you give me

Stick of gum- for all the times you’ve stuck by me

Matches- we are a perfect match

Charmin Tissue- you are too irresistible NOT to squeeze

Mounds- for the mounds of love I feel for you….

Hugs and Kisses- [your name]


Why I Love You Kit

Jolly Rancher – for all the times you make me laugh

Sweet Escapes – for the special times we spend alone

Hugs & Kisses – yours are simply the best

100,000 Bar – .you are worth more than a grand to me

Skittles – for the rainbow of colors you show me life through

Peppermint Patty – for the cool sensations you give me

Cotton Ball – to help soften any rough times

Popcorn – cause you keep popping into my thoughts

Balloon – because you encourage me to reach for the sky

Needle and Thread – that we are bound together

Match – we are a perfect match

Pom Pom – for the warm fuzzies you give me

Silk Rose – which will last forever…like us

Puzzle Piece – without you I’m not whole.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Las Vegas Survival Kit

Quarter … So you won’t leave there broke

Fritos … When you loose all your “chips” at the table, here are some extra ones.

Almond Joy … To remind you that this is supposed to be fun.

Playing Card … Your Ace in the hole.

Kleenex … To wipe away the tears if you loose.

Starburst … For that extra burst of energy at 2 in the morning.

Hamburger … so you can get nourished without leaving the slot machines.

Lollipop … To remind you not to be a “sucker”.

Goggles … To help you find the “sharks” (card sharks)

Extra Shirt … For when you loose yours.

Wiggle Eyes … To remind you to keep an “eye” out for each other.

Toothpick … To help you “pick” out the good machines.

Hugs and Kisses … To remind you that no matter what, you are loved.

For the Hamburger…..I used those candy hamburgers the gummi ones.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Everyday Life Kit

Toothpick: Pick the good qualities in everyone including yourself.

Rubberband: Be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want.

Band-Aid: To heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s.

Eraser: Everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn by our mistakes.

Candy Kiss: Everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.

Mint: You are worth a mint to your family and friends.

Bubble Gum: Stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

Pencil: List your blessings every day.

Tea bag: Relax daily and go over your list of blessings.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Christian Survival Kit

Candle- to remind you to share His light with others.

Rubberband- to remind us to be flexible to God’s will for us.

Life saver- to remind you of the many times others have needed your help and you theirs.

Eraser- God forgives our sins, we must do the same for ourselves and others.

Cotton ball- to keep our hearts soft to God and others.

Snickers candy bar- to remind you to laugh at yourself- laughter is good medicine.

Hug (hershey kiss kind) because we all need one from time to time.

Cross- to remind you of the sacrifice He made because He loves you.


Christian’s Daily Survival kit

TOOTHPICK – to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone including yourself.

RUBBERBAND – to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but they can be worked out.

BAND-AID – to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s.

ERASER – to remind you everyone makes mistakes, even you! And remember – we must learn from our mistakes or they’re just a waste.

MINT – to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family.

CANDY KISS – to remind you everyone needs to be loved. A hug or a compliment goes a long way with everyone.

SALT – to remind you God wants us to be the salt of the earth, and change things for the better.

CANDLE – to remind you to let your faith shine for all to see.

BUBBLE GUM – to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

PENCIL – to remind you to list your blessings every day.

CROSS – to remind you of God’s love for you in Jesus.

Keep your kit handy. Check it over often. It’ll make your life worth living every minute.


Scripture Survival Kit

Toothpick: to remember to pick out the good in others. Matt. 7:1

Rubberband: To remember to be flexible. God has it under control. Romans 8:28

Band Aid: To remember to mend hurt feelings. Yours or someone elses. Col. 3:12-14

Pencil: To remember to list your blessings daily (You could add a cute tablet of paper with this as well) Eph 1:3

Butterfinger: Cause we all slip sometimes, and it’s okay. Gen. 50:15-21

Gum: So you can stick to it. With God you can accomplish anything. Phil. 4:13

Button: To remember to button your lip when needed. 1 Peter 3:10

Lifesaver: To remember that the Lord is there to help. Psalm 46:1

Mint: to remind you that you are worth one. (I use a peppermint patty) John 3:16-17

Candy Kiss: To remember that Love should be a part of everyday. 1 John 4:7

Snickers and Tissue: To remind us to be a light in someone elses day. Matt. 5:14-16

Puzzle Piece: To remember that without God we are not complete. Prov. 14:20

Tea Bag: To remember to relax and go over that list of blessings. 1 Thess. 5:18


These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Anti-Depression Kit

Eraser: A reminder that we all make mistakes, but we can wipe the slate clean.

Penny: Save this and you will never be broke again.

Marble: To keep you rolling along.

Rubber Band: To keep you bouncing back and flexible.

Candle: To light up the darkness.

Tissue: For drying your tears.

Toothpick: To pick out the good in others including yourself.

Cotton Ball: For the rough roads ahead.

Confetti: To add some sparkle to your life.

Lifesaver: To remind you of the many times others need your help and you need theirs.

Rainbow: A reminder that after every storm comes a rainbow.

Paper Clip: To hold everything together when it falls apart.

A Hug & Kiss: To remind you that someone cares about you!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

A Kit from God

Lollipop to help you lick your problems

A Rubberband to help you be flexible and not to break

Snickers to remind you to laugh in the face of trials.

A Paper Clip to help you hold things together.

Caramel to help you chew the fat with good friends (PALS)

A Sweet Tart to help you accept and appreciate the differences in others

Stick of Gum to give you stick-to-it-iveness.

Piece of String to help you tie up loose ends.

A Pin to pinpoint problems

A Lifesaver to keep you from drowning in everyday chores.

Lemon Drop to remind you that “if live gives you lemons, make lemonade”!

A Penny to give you extra “cents” that everyone needs.

Nail to help you remember how much you are worth to me.

A Hug and Kiss to remind you how much I Love You.

Do not try to shoulder all the worlds problems…….That’s My Job!!!

Love, Your Heavenly Father

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.