How many of you have heard of the movie, “The Sisterhood of theTraveling Pants”? It’s a story of a group of friends who become separated by family vacations, moves, and the like but who desire to remain close as friends. In their effort to remain connected they pass along this single pair of jeans which magically fits each person’s body type. They must wear it for some special event and then tell the story of where they wore it to the next person they mail the jeans too.
Well, my bridesmaids and I have since come up with a similar motive to keep our friendships growing. Although each of us now live miles apart, we have several boots which we pass along via snail mail. Funny, I know, but it stems from a joke they tried to play on me at one of my wedding showers. Anyway, when we receive a boot, we place it somewhere in our house where it reminds us to pray for the person that sent it and when we are ready to pass it on, we place something encouraging along to be sent on to the next person. This could include a gift, candy, or even just a note. Everyone loves to receives gifts, no matter how small so it is always fun getting a boot in the mail. It just makes you feel good knowing someone cares and is thinking about and praying for you. If you have long distance friendships this may be an idea you want to pursue but I do have one recommendation–try to think of something to pass along that is light. Our boots are ceramic so they weigh a ton, costing us a fortune in postage. Thus, I think we may be revisiting the idea of changing our Pass-It-On item very soon.