A couple of months ago, Coloradolady gave out a challenge. The challenge was to write letters! Now I know writing letters does not sound like very much of a challenge, but when you take into account that letter writing has basically gone out of vogue, it puts things into a new light. As Suzanne mentions on her blog, a 12 month commitment to anything nowadays is a challenge in itself.
Here are her words -
"FIRST, FIFTH, FOREVER That translates to The FIRST of the month, the FIFTH day, and a FOREVER stamp being used, or changing someone's life in an instant or forever, just by a little time and a card.
Letter writing is a dying thing, in our busy worlds we live in, we don't take the time for such things anymore. Is there someone who you have never told how much they meant to you? What about someone who goes out of their way to make you smile, is there a lonely relative who would love to receive a special greeting? I am sure you could think of a few to send."
For the first two months, I sent cards with a personal note to special people who have had an impact on my life. It only took a few minutes, one stamp, and I hope that it encouraged their heart. We all need encouragement from time to time.
So how about you? Can you take a few minutes today, and send a personal note, add a stamp and mail it to someone who has invested in you? Can you think of a friend, relative, a Senior citizen or even just someone you respect? On the 5th you can link up with Coloradolady for First, Fifth, Forever. This month I am writing to a lady who has just gone through her 46th surgery. I've never met her except online, but she has been an encouragement to me, and I think she could use some cheering during her recovery.
I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays. I can't think of a better way to honor the Lord, then to share a few moments of your time and let someone know how they have blessed your life.
"A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing." Proverbe 17:22
Grace at Home No. 242
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