Everyone has a gift, something that they know how to do really well that can have a great impact on someone else. For example the gift of writing a letter. You don't have to be the worlds greatest letter writer to brighten someones day, all you need is a card for a quick note and something small to stick into the card. Most cards already have the words written out on them, all you need to do is sign it and say "Im thinking about you". I have a small shoe box that I use to collect tiny objects that I can stick into letters for encouragement, tiny crochet items, colorful socks, tea bags, Starbucks pumpkin spice via's, stickers, Pez dispensers or cute things I've thrifted that I know will bring a smile to someones face.
Tomorrow I'm mailing out letters full of organic tea, crochet daisy bracelets, baby belly lotion (for my pregnant mama friend), baby boy cloths and thrifted books.
Even if you forget to mail a card you can always drop it off on your friend or family members porch.
Fall always reminds me to be thankful. Thanksgiving is not for another two months but I want to daily be thankful for those who have been placed in my life. Also my heart is tugged to encourage those whose hearts may need a smile. I try to be extra attentive and watch out for those who may need an encouraging letter, gift or text. If your anything like me then you would love to get snail mail. Nothing compares to opening your mail box to see that someone has taken the time to write you a short note or long letter. Its extra special if the package is brightly covered in drawings or stickers.
This fall I want my encouragement box to be completely emptied into the lives of those I love and maybe a few strangers who might need a smile so I can fill it back up again.
Maybe someone has been placed on your heart to encourage. I would like to encourage you to write that letter or note to them this week. You never know, they may need it.