Small children are naturally joyful. They find absolute and utter happiness in the little things in life; seeing a ladybug on a blade of grass, hearing the crunch of autumn leaves under their feet, or bouncing a soccer ball on their knees. As children evolve into young adults and find themselves darting through life, perhaps even on their college campuses, they may get caught up in the pursuit of happiness rather than embracing the many joys in their daily life. How they can embrace these joys is by simply . . . p-a-u-s-i-n-g. In Ingrid Fetell Lee's book, Joyful, she suggests keeping a 'joy journal'. This diary then acts as a reminder of the things that make college students and parents of college students alike, happy.
Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." It is the simple act of giving that can bring great happiness. After speaking with parents of college students, giving their student a gift from home brought them joy. And, when that very joy was shared by their college student from receiving the care package, parents themselves felt even more elated. Me To You Box was born from the belief that there does not have to be a reason to send a gift to your student. And, in fact, Me To You Box believes the most meaningful reason to give a gift is "just because".