Every now and again, I see a post pop up on Facebook from a dear local lady asking for blank notecards.
She takes these cards, writes notes inside, and sends them to the residents in the nursing homes. And she does this every single month.
Now that I search for that post, I can’t find it. But I am reading about a man who returned from his deployment and said he received 84 cards from people in his community while he was gone.
That just warms my heart.
Our own church sent Christmas cards to a local nursing home last month, with many of us adding our signatures to each card.
Yet, the season for card-giving is ongoing.
Perhaps you can grab a bundle of blank cards from the store the next time you’re there and write a few cards of your own.
- Is there anyone from church who could use an encouraging reminder that they are missed and loved?
- Do you have a friend who is sick and needs to know you are praying for them?
- Are there nursing homes nearby where you could encourage the residents or staff?
- What about your child’s teachers? Do they know how much you appreciate the work they do?
- Do you know anyone who has recently had a baby?
- Has a friend lost someone in their family?
- Have you heard about anyone stepping into a new job position or volunteer role that you could congratulate or support?
- Do you have a mentor or buddy who has encouraged you?
The opportunities are endless… but don’t let that overwhelm you.
Just pick one person for today. Write them a note. Mail them a card. Let them know how much they mean to you, that you care about them.
Your note doesn’t have to be long. It doesn’t need to be especially eloquent. It just needs to come from the heart.
Now, I’m going to go write a few notes of my own…