I still love to write handwritten notes. I have several pens and personal stationary and will often sit down to share my thoughts and sentiments with some of those that the Spirit has help to make dear to me. I also like to receive hand written notes. A hand written note seems to convey the idea that I matter enough for someone to take the time to sit down and go to the effort of putting pen to paper to share what’s in their heart!
I was looking through some old notes that some friends have given me through the years and thinking about some of the people who have come, gone and stayed in my life. As I read the words, sentiments, encouragements and promises in these notes, I was struck by the sincerity of some which has been proven over time and the wishful thinking of others, who I am sure believed what they were writing in the moment. And I realized that I have been guilty of the very same thing that I was thinking of others.
Times change and people change and we tend to forget what attracts, draws us to and causes us to appreciate others. I am sure that I am guilty of saying and writing things that I truly believed in the moment, but overtime forgot and did not keep true!
Here’s the thing: I don’t want to be guilty. I want to say what I mean and mean what I say. The things I say to you today, I want to remember tomorrow and every day after that! I want to remember and never forget why you make me laugh. I want to hold onto why you encourage me with the actions and reactions of your life. I want to claim and reclaim why you make my life better.
I think I am going to start making a copy of what I write in a card, note or letter to someone else. This way, even after years have passed, I will remember and be reminded of what made them and that moment so special to me!
I have been very blessed to have some very special friends and I am making new friends every day. There is not a friend in my life that I want to have to do without! It’s not what I need them to do for me, but what I need to do for me, so that I can be a better friend to them that is important!
This is just a small thought that God is using to reshape me and my life. I hope it encourages you and grows us all for His glory!