In our household we frequently leave notes, send emails, and write cards to communicate a message to the person who was not home when we needed to communicate with them. Cathy and I have made it a habit to leave notes or send emails or leave voice messages on the phone to express love.
Frequently, Cathy and I will come home and discover a note from one of our adult children who had stopped over and wanted to leave a note to let us know that they were there when we were away.
I treasure each of the notes I receive from my family, friends, relatives, and from people who somehow have intersected with me, and they took time to write a handwritten note and send it to me. I usually keep them in a box under my desk.
Recently, I woke up and discovered a note that Cathy wrote for me when she left the house while I was still sleeping. In the note Cathy expressed how grateful she was for me. I put the note in a frame and set it on my desk (because it touched my heart) and because it was a good reminder of her love.
The next day I discovered that one of my daughters had written on a Post-it® Note and stuck it to the note from my wife. It simple said “Like mother like daughter”. I smiled and said a; “Thank you” to God for the gift of this handwritten note.
When was the last time you sent a note, or an email, or made a phone call to someone else? I want to encourage you that it can make all the difference to those in your life, who need a smile, or to laugh, or to simply know that they are loved.
Take some time right now and grab a card or a piece of paper and write a handwritten note and send it to someone and make their day!