One of those days...
We all have one of those days. Mine seem to be happening more and more. The sunshine in my darkness was that my mom and nephew were able to visit for this past weekend and it was a wonderful break from the everyday. Being able to take my mom to a great French restaurant for an early birthday celebration (she is a Valentine's baby) and see how far my nephew has come this past year was just amazing. Not to mention I found a beautiful bed set and sheets to match it at Kohl's on clearance for $111 and some change out the door with coupons my mom had!!! So exciting! My bed looks like it came out of a magazine right now! My new dishes are pretty awesome too. So it was a good weekend.
Enough about me though. For this post I wanted to challenge you all to do something. Over the past year I have been writing letters of encouragement to a few people as God lays them on my heart or sending a small gift just to show that someone is thinking of them, that they are important and for the fact that we ALL need encouragement in our day to day lives.
This post stems from a thank you card I received today from someone I sent a letter to before Christmas. She had been there for me when I had my miscarriage and gave me some wonderful advice and was just always there for me. I have not found many people like that at all. She is one of VERY few. Most are there for a bit then they get pregnant again and they disappear from your life or they were never really there to begin with. I wanted to thank her for that and for the impact she had on my life. In the thank you card I got she told me that she received the letter the day after she had a really bad day and told me that it was in perfect timing. See! You never know what you can do to brighten someone's day by writing a genuine letter letting someone know the great role they have played in your life.
I challenge anyone who reads this to think of someone who has impacted their life in a positive way and to reach out and thank them. To let them know what it meant to you because I guarantee you, that many people have been there in your darkest hour that deserve a good thanks. Once you do this, let me know how it went! How did you feel when you mailed it? I usually am nervous and excited. I never know how people will take what I write and it worries me. There are a few letters I have written and I never heard from the person about it. But it isn't about getting acknowledgement for the letter, it is about making someone feel special and a reminder to them that they have a purpose in life.
God bless you all.