It's a wonderful sort of feeling to open your mailbox and find something personal there - a letter or package rather than bills or catalogs. Even better is when that something comes out of the blue. My family is particularly great about sending little surprises like this - and I try to reciprocate.
However, as fun as it is to trade care packages with my family, it's also nice to occasionally reach out to friends who don't expect anything. A box of cookies, a movie, a book have all made their way to various people who weren't expecting anything for any reason. I hope that each small box made someone's day brighter!