Tuesday, September 27, 2016

College Happy Mail

With two kids in college, both away for the first time this year, I've been trying to send them Happy Mail on occasion.  This is one of the first ones I sent.  I always comb thru all the boxed candies at the Dollar Tree for idea of candy to mail out to them.  I wanted to send chocolate, but with the warm weather in and out, I didn't want to mail chocolate that would melt so thought that Cow Tales would work.

I literally, put the address label on the back of the box, the message sticker on the front and then popped it into the mail. As long as it weighs less than 13 ounces, you can mail it General postage.

 My message said: "A little reminder of your routes: The Cow/Dairy State!" We have only lived in Idaho for five years, but before that, we were always in Wisconsin.  I thought this was fun. 

If you wanted to send this for your customers in Direct Sales, you could say: "I'm not telling a TALE, you're and awesome hostess! Thank you!"

I personally don't care for Cow Tales very much, but both of my kids that received them, raved about them!! Plus it's so fun to get this in the mail!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Packers take the Positive Path!

On a better note for the NFL, the Packers made a $200,000 donation to the Green Bay Police Department! 

While all the negativity around the knee taking in the NFL, I love to hear a good, heartwarming story of the NFL giving back in a positive way.  And of course, it's great to hear that it's my beloved Packers!  Please check out the article about their donation HERE.  I would love to see the players, personally filling up the Police Departments side of donations so the department can get these matching funds!

Of course, if you haven't read my first article about this, here's the article on Taking the Knee to the NFL. Now will the rest of the NFL league follow suit and do something positive in our country?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Take a knee to the NFL!

Try as I might, I just can't keep my mouth shut about the NFL players that are taking a knee during the National Anthem before games.  On one hand I definitely don't agree with what they are kneeling for at all, but I'm not going to rant about that one in this post.  That flag that they are disrespecting, has given them the freedom to have their opinion and express that opinion.  Here's where I rant:

Source for photo and list of players

Players are expressing their own personal opinions on the job!!!  Yes that's right, they are in the employ of their NFL team.  Now I have lots of opinions, that I would love to share with people all the time, but sometimes, it's not appropriate. 

I worked as a Music Therapist in a nursing home where people were dying. There were so many times where I would be called to their bedsides to play music for them to sooth and calm them.  I personally, would have rather prayed with them or played hymns in their dying moments, but I couldn't.  So many times, I would have loved to share what Christ can do for them, and lead them to a personal relationship with Christ in their final moments, but that wasn't my job! That was my belief and opinion, and wasn't allowed to share that on company time.

When you are representing an employer, you have to represent them in a manner, becoming of the company.  In this case, those players, although they have an opinion about our country, are representing their team, the club, the NFL and our nation, and should be setting an example, becoming of an athlete.  If they show boat, or show unsportsmanlike behavior on the field, they are fined or even removed from the game.  This should also stand true of their own private, personal agendas!

In the next few weeks, I actually hope that the NFL and different team owners will take note and penalize these players who choose to show disrespect to others and our nation on the field!  How shameful that this is what is representing our country, and not the heroes that gave their lives to give us the freedom to have our own opinions.  I hope that sponsors, continue to drop their money to these players!  I hope that the fans will put their money where their mouths are, too.  Don't go to the games!  Don't buy merchandise!  Speak up to your teams and give them your opinions through your wallet!  Let's all take a knee to these players that are making the entire game look bad!!

Here's a list of the players that I know of so far that have kneeled and you should be "kneeling" for in your wallet:
  • Colin Kaepernick - 49ers
  • Brandon Marshall - Broncos
  • Marcas Peters - Chiefs
  • Arian Foster - Dolphins -  raised his arm
  • The entire Seahawks team - locked arms in protest
  • Martellus Bennett - Patriots
  • Devin McCourty - Patriots

On a side note, I LOVE football!  I LOVE the game!  I have two sons that play, one on the college level, so this isn't a bash on football.  It's actually a plea for the NFL to clean up their acts and make this horrible image right!