So, my last post I talked about how I was planning on writing thank you notes to people who have been significant to my life and may not realize it. Mostly, teachers came to mind, and I’ve written several of my letters (but haven’t postmarked them yet.)
The day after I decided to focus on gratitude in the form of handwritten letters, I received this from a very dear friend:
We’ve only gotten close this semester, but there is a kindred spirit within her. She is beautiful, wise, affirming. She is the first friend I seek out when I am fighting past demons, and her words always bring me inner calm and help me wage the storms. I will be writing about her wisdom in a later post. Receiving a letter helped affirm the project I am doing this week: her words were touching, and I will treasure them. Knowing the joy I felt reading her card, I’m excited to send my letters to other people.
She wrote, “I chose this stationary for you because birds represent to me freedom, grace, and beauty, and believe you have an can achieve these things. You have beauty, grace, and strength, and through Christ and love you can achieve freedom.”
Since I just moved from my dorm to the Vista House, I was packing up several cards and letters I’ve received this year. Here are some of my favorites that will hopefully encourage you to write those you love and those who have impacted you, and brighten their days!
This one is from Archana, the beautiful young woman I sponsor through Compassion International. She’s actually about a week and a half older than I am!
This comes from my mother and is a thank you note for her birthday gift. The inside says: God is able to make all grace abound in you, from II Corinthians 9:8.
My sister Megan has a gift. I’ve probably received more letters and cards from her than from anyone else–she is so thoughtful and affirming. Included with this card was some wonderful Toms toothpaste with propolis. I used to guest blog for her business, and did a focus on bees.
Here is another one of her postcards. So beautiful!
What is your favorite letter you’ve received this year?
Do you have plans to write anyone this week?