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Today I’m choosing to do a brain dump for a good cause. A great cause actually so this might be more than 5 minutes. I hope this is okay for this weeks #socSunday.

Cheerios is teaming up with the USO and sending CHEER to military families with something as simple as a post card you cut from a Cheerios box. Please follow my links to see what I’m talking about. All it will cost you is a box of Cheerios and a postage stamp. This is important and I’d like to spread the word. I was watching The Talk on TV the other day. I don’t usually watch TV this time of day but I needed a break from NaNoWriMo writing and I turned it on. I’m glad I did. The show had a spokesperson from the USO and there was a military family on the show, minus their dad. Please watch the VIDEO for the show that day. I think it will touch your heart. Everyone in the audience had a CHEER card filled out to be sent to a military family. So, Cheerios is sending cheer to military families during the holidays. Cheerios is forwarding post cards that you send to them for military families on bases and to the USO. Did you know the USO still existed? You don’t hear much about it anymore.

Buy a box of Cheerios and cut out the post card around the word CHEER in CHEERIOS then write a message, put a stamp on it and send it on. It’s preaddressed so no worries about where to send it. I think this is important this time of year for these military families to find cheer in any way they can, and I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel good to know I can make a lonely child, wife or husband, or parent smile.

Please check out the pages through the links I’m including. Again, all it’s going to cost you is a box of Cheerios and a postage stamp, but it will mean a whole lot more to people who have to make sacrifices this time of year and all year long.

Forgive me if this isn’t considered a brain dump. Hope this counts.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


1. Grab the button

2. Write your post.

3. Link up here–  All Things Fadra