Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quiet Encouragement...

For as long as I can remember I have loved writing notes to people. I'm sure I loved it as a child, but I remember the passion for it kind of starting in high school and then really growing in college. Well, actually, even when there's not time to write a card, I love to surprise people with e-mails too. It just makes my day! I also love getting notes. I have a BIG box of cards/encouragement notes people have written to me over the years, and I love to go back and read them. There's just something about even the shortest hand-written note that is so special to me.

I've missed writing over the past couple of years. I just haven't made it a priority. But - I have a new goal for the rest of the school year! I'm going to "quietly encourage" as many teachers/staff as I can with short, unexpected notes. And I found the perfect thing at Hobby Lobby to help me get started over the Christmas vacation. This year our school theme is "Safari." When I saw these cards, I knew I had to have them!

Plus, they were 1/2 off that week! What better bargain and motivation to get started?! The inside is blank and perfect for writing whatever words God puts on my heart. I sent three last week, and I can't wait to write some more this week and stick them in the teacher/staff mailboxes. I love, love, love encouraging others as much as I can, and I hope this will be just a small blessing and a way to spread the joy that God has put in my heart to others in my school building!


  1. I loved our pen pal letters! Remember the crayons and the stickers? SO many stickers!
    <3 Etta

  2. I do remember, Etta!! :) I totally still have some of those letters too! lol I'm tellin' ya - letters/cards are one thing I have boxes of, because I just think it's so much fun to go back and read them! I may just have to find some more stickers and get your address soon....haha

  3. I have the note that you wrote me from Europe still :-)