Number eight: Write a note
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
I realize I included this in “Give a gift,” but I wanted to explore it more.
In our highly digital and technological age, the written word is becoming more and more rare.
Emails and texts are much more common than a note.
A scrawled signature is often all that’s written on a store bought card.
Blame the cost of a stamp (and the price of gas, that’s linked to the cost of a stamp), time constraints, or what have you, but there is something truly special about getting a real heart-felt note or letter in the mail. It makes you feel so loved and encouraged! Tell me you don’t feel the same way?!
I remember in college, having the best intentions to write my friends from home often. I got too busy, and didn’t write much.
I remember on college summer break, wanting to write my college buddies. I got too busy, and didn’t write much.
It seems to be a common theme with me. I get too busy, and don’t do what I mean to do.
I don’t know about you, but at some point, I need to get over myself and put other people in front of myself. If I have time to be on facebook, I have time to write a letter to a friend.
So you’ll have to excuse me now.
I have a birthday card I’ve been meaning to write.