“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart.” - Phil. 1:3-7a
Writing notes and cards is a lost art. With the popularity of technology, we can quickly send off a text or email with some affectionate emojis and be done with it. And with the rising costs of stamps, it’s so much cheaper! Gotta save a few pennies where we can, right?
No, you cheapskate! Spend that money!
The hidden benefit of writing down a message to another person includes additional time to think about that person. Shooting off a text to someone may get the message across, but taking the time to really think about what you want to say and to whom you’re saying it shows a level of care you can’t get from an emoji.
Even with the ease of connecting with people through the keyboard, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned, handwritten note. I’ve been bowled over by the number of comments from people who were blown away by a simple hand-written card in the mail.
TRY IT: Purchase a small package of “Thank You” cards and spend the month sending all of them to different people in your life.