We don’t send or give as many as we used to.
Especially the handwritten message inside the card kind.
What brought this on?
A sock drawer. No kidding. Cleaning out a sock drawer.
Tucked away in the sock drawer along with socks, socks, and more socks were cards, cards, and more cards.
Years of cards.
Some of those cards or envelopes contained hand-written notes.
Some of those strokes of ink came from people who today do not travel earth’s sod.
To see words written to us by their own hand — well, it’s pretty special.
Did we keep every card?
Well, no we didn’t.
But more than a few we did.
As I said to J. we can’t discard hand-written messages. Those who took the time and care to pick up a pen, apply it to paper and send it on its way – that message is meant to be treasured. At least by us – those who come behind us may find File 13 is completely appropriate.
Written words live on. We need to write more, I think.
To those we love.
To those who have encouraged us.
To those, we want to encourage.
Letter writing was once a beautiful, fine art.
We paid attention to paper style, ink color, and its feel as it flowed onto the parchment, appearance, content. All these things we deemed important — once.
Why did we abandon this lovely expression of friendship and love?
Who can you send a hand-written message of love and encouragement to today?
Who can I?
Father, today’s post on its surface is light; certainly not a heavy-lifter but it is my hope that You can use it to encourage us. To encourage us to make personal, meaningful connections with one another. To put it in writing when someone gives us a reason to smile. You, obviously, think written words are important. And speaking of Your Written Word, help us to neither add to nor subtract away from Your Holy Word but always treasure, cherish, and share Your WORD with each other.
So I ask that each Reader who comes to this page today or for as long as this account remains that You will take a reading on their hearts, dig deep into their needs and bring them healing, relief, peace, joy, rescue, deliverance — whatever it is, Father. Thank You for loving us and always hearing us when we pray in and because of the Merits of Your Son, JESUS The CHRIST.