Make a Difference – Words in Writing

by | Feb 17, 2014 | Encouragement

It’s Make a Difference Monday!

I felt like I was the most special girl in the world the other day.

When I walked out to our mailbox, inside I found an envelope addressed to me in a friend’s handwriting.

I love getting “fun” mail, don’t you? This wasn’t a bill, or junk mail, or a solicitation of any sort. I couldn’t open the envelope fast enough. Was it an invitation to something? An announcement of good news? It wasn’t my birthday… What could it be?

Inside was a beautiful card of encouragement. Not only did it contain the card’s words, but it was full of my friend’s written words as well.

I know it was only a card, but this special gift touched me–almost melted me–and encouraged my burdened heart that day. It was just what I needed to keep my focus where it needed to be. Even today as I see it on my desk, I am encouraged once again.

I began thinking about how long it’s been since I wrote someone a note in my own handwriting. I use an online card service to personalize and send cards–birthday, friendship, congratulations, encouragement, etc., which I enjoy. It allows me to add personal pictures to the cards to make them unique and special. But it’s been awhile since I’ve handwritten a note to someone (except in my husband’s Valentine’s Day card).

I’d say it’s about time I do that, and today is as good of a day as any.

How about you? When was the last time you brightened someone’s day with your words in writing? Sure, email and texts are nice. But there’s nothing like the personal touch of something handwritten. Today, will you join me in making a difference in someone’s life by writing to him or her a note, a letter, a few thoughts in a card? If you don’t have a card, even a piece of notebook paper would work. Pop it in the mail or hand deliver it. I believe you’ll be blessed, and you’ll bless the one you give it to.

Another simple way to make a difference on a Monday (or any day)!

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