Today, I'm working on getting out Individual Giving Reports to send to all our church contributors. As I stuffed and folded each report into envelopes, I couldn't help but think how much more excited people would be if they received a personal note or card.
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I love getting snail mail and being encouraged, don't you? It is an instant mood-lifter to find out someone has been thinking of me!
Sending out cards is something I really like to do to encourage others, but it is one of those things that fall by the wayside when my schedule is crammed full. I really want to make it a priority to do more in this area. When I do send a card, I like to include a scripture or quote to give the receiver something positive on which to focus.
In order to be a good encourager by snail mail, I've found these things are needed on hand:
- an assortment of greeting cards
- a collection of "go-to" scriptures and quotes
- an updated address label file
Won't you consider joining me in spreading joy by sending cards?
5 Minute Friday is now hosted by Kate at the blog "heading home." This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
NOTE: I've not been able to participate in FMF for the past few weeks, and I've noticed my last FMF post mentioned a co-worker who had headed to ER that day and I was worried about heart issues. I just wanted to give a praise report and let you know it was NOT heart-related but he actually had the flu. He is better and back at work now.