February is a hard month for some people. Its still winter and people get the winter blues, most of us are going stir crazy with cabin fever and Valentines day is right around the corner. For some this is not a very enjoyable holiday. As I was thinking about this the other day I came up with this crazy big encouragement idea and I'm not 100% sure how I can pull it off. But my heart knows that everyone needs encouragement, people have stories they want to share, to be heard and everyone knows of someone that really needs some sort of comfort. Now I dont have the funds like Ty Pennington to do a complete home makeover but I do know how to crochet and I know that an encouraging email can go a long way.
So here is my crazy encouragement idea.
I want each of you to write down in the comment section of this post a story about someone that you know who would be totally blessed by receiving one of my tri-colored cowls. Tell me anything, what they are going through, what they have overcome and how it would bless their heart to receive the cowl. Then in that same comment I want you to write a sentence of how you need encouragement and leave your email. After you leave your comment I want you to look through all the comments and email a person who needs encouragement. See if you can encourage someone else or several people who have left their emails. Then take this blog post and forward it to as many people as possible so they can join in. You never know who may need the encouragement. Next Friday I will pick a comment randomly (random.org) and contact that person to gift them a cowl to give to their friend who needs encouragement.
Here are some ideas of how you can encourage someone via email.
*read their story and write them an email*
*if you have extra change send them a starbucks card via email*
*go to hallmark.com and send an E card*
*if the person has a blog comment on the last 4 posts they wrote*
Here is the quick run down
leave a comment
(in the comment you will include)
write about a person who needs encouragement
write a sentence on how you would like encouragement
leave your email
go back and read the rest of the comments and email someone some encouragement.
forward this blog post (facebook,twitter or email)
Also until February 14th I have reduced the price of my tri-colored cowls to $20 and the children's cowls to $16 in case you want to purchase and mail one to someone to encourage or keep for yourself.
I really hope you all decide to join in with me and that we are all able to encourage it forward this week, also feel free to email me and let me know how you have encouraged someone. I love hearing the stories.