The other night Rev and I pulled out a stack of accumulated greeting cards that we received over the past five plus years.
It is so easy to send a quick email, tweet, or facebook message that few of us take the time to go to the store, buy a card, write a note, add the address, afix the stamp, and drop it in the mail. It not fast, and afterall it’s the thought that counts . . . right?
As we sifted through those notes we laughed, cried, and remembered:
- Birthday wishes from friends and family which reminded us that we are blessed by their love and the relationships we share with them.
- Get well cards sent during Rev’s illness and post surgery that helped us count the blessings of God’s miraculous intervention and healing. AND reminded us of all of the wonderful friends who prayed and prayed during those uncertain days.
- Sympathy cards which reminded us of the loved ones we miss, but also of those who continue to stand with us and remind us of God’s loving comfort.
- Thank you notes which reminded us of friends who noticed and appreciated some act of kindness or caring.
- Notes of encouragement that reminded us how God has blessed us with so many wonderful people with whom we are traveling through life.
So, to all of you who have only gotten a quick email note or facebook message from me at times when a snail mail card would have meant so much more . . . I’m sorry.
I plan to do a better job at taking the time I need to shop for cards, write notes, and use the USPS to get them to their destination. Rev and I really appreciate the notes and cards we receive and it’s more than time for me to return that thoughtfulness.
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7