And, I've loved sending cards too - so I was very thrilled to win a years supply of cards from Dayspring via Ann's post over at (in) courage! Wow!!!
My cards came one afternoon and I had the box open in mere moments - heading outside shortly after to start writing! The mosquitos were terrible - so I only made it through one card out in the yard - but sat on our screened in porch to write a few more!
I loved looking through all the cards and having different friends brought to mind when I saw a certain card. Sometimes words feel like such a small thing to offer to one who is hurting, to one who has been a blessing, to one I appreciate, to one I admire.
Yet, words encourage me and I have to hope that even my feeble words penned to a friend will be an encouragement by God's grace. I hold out in trust that a beautiful card may bring beauty into a day where beauty otherwise might be absent. A card. A note. Such a seemingly small thing.
How many times has a genuine and special note brought tears to my eyes? Restored the joy in my day? Refreshed my soul? Reminded me that someone believed in me and loved me?
Yes, a few feebly written handwritten words are precious indeed.