Posted by Paulette on Wed, Mar 3, ’99

Abacus – for when your calculator wears out

Marbles – to replace the ones you will loose

Rope – in case you get to the end of yours

A Penny– to give you the extra cents (sense) everyone needs to “know which battles are worth fighting, and which are better ignored.”

Magic Wand – for the magician people think you should be

Piece of string– to help you “tie-up” those loose ends.

A Lifesaver– to keep you from drowning in everyday problems.

A lemon drop– to remind you that “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”

A lollipop– to help you lick your problems, no matter how many there may be.

A rubber band– to help you to remember to be “flexible” in all things.

A Snicker candy bar– to remind you that laughter IS the best medicine.

A paper clip–to help you “hold it all together.”

A caramel– to help you remember to take time out to “chew the fat” with friends.

A stick of gum–to give you that “stick-to-it” attitude.

A pin (safety pin) to help you “pin-point” your problems, the better to solve them Get out of Jail Free card – for that tax return you fudged on

A mint…so you will always have a fresh outlook .

Candle – for when you’re burning the midnight oil

Battery – to help you keep going and going and going.

And, a candy kiss to remind you that you are loved by me!

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.