I have had an idea kicking around in my head, that I would like everyone's opinion on.
A lifetime ago, when I was in the Navy, the highlight of the month was mail call. Back then we were cut off from all communication back home, and there was a tremendous sense of loneliness and of being forgotten. When the mail came, it didn't matter what it was, I was excited. My mother would send me cookies, and by the time I got them they were just crumbs, but I knew she remembered me and I wasn't forgotten. The mail also broke up the monotony of being at sea with very few port calls.
I think our parents probably experience these same feelings of loneliness and of being forgotten, especially if we live in other parts of the country and can't visit them often. We love them, but we have our own lives to live as well.
Would a monthly care package brighten their day? Maybe with a message of love?
I am wondering if this would be a service I could start.
Trust me, with all of the very real problems being discussed here, I understand that my question could be taken as self serving and I truly mean no disrespect to the people here with much weightier problems.