We recently got word that the wife of the pastor of our church back in OKC had passed away. She was the kind of person that absolutely everybody loved and so this was really hard. A gentle, kind soul that truly loved the Lord, we rejoice that she no longer feels the pain. And yet she will be sorely missed by all.
And this card will be winging its way off to somebody that recently sent something to me. Her kindness is much appreciated.
This is the year that I want to send more cards, both for real reasons like above and for some "just because" type of occasions. I went through an entire year of Stamp Club last year and for the most part kept the cards because they turned out well and I wanted to use them for examples. But in reality they have sat in a box and haven't seen the light of day. That is just silly as they could be bringing joy to somebody's mailbox, so this is the year for that.
Remember the days of getting a letter or card in the mail? I especially loved handwritten notes. I would open the envelope and hurriedly read the letter or card. Then go back and read it slowly and savor every thought that was written. My grandmother was probably my best "pen pal" as she often sent letters and cards for no reason at all other than she loved me.
Reading this blog shows how much I love computers and quick communicating, but a part of me pines for the old-fashioned way too. I had a special wooden box that I saved cards and letters in and even today could go and look through some of those notes. It's kind of hard to do the same thing with email, though I suppose we could print them out.
I challenge everybody to send a note or card out this week to somebody you care for. I guarantee you'll bring a smile to somebody's face.