Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I love opening the mailbox....

It's exciting to get mail right?! All mail isn't fun mail....but those times when you open your mail box and receive an unexpected letter, card or package....it's the best feeling. Today I wasn't expecting anything special in the mail, but I was in for a blessing. I got this precious card in the mail from a lady in my church. I don't really know her that well. I have only talked to her a few times. I thought right away...why in the world is she sending me a card? As I began to read her pretty handwriting, tears just started to roll down my face. I couldn't help myself. I won't share the message word for word, but it basically was a note to encourage me. I sing every Sunday on a praise team at church. I don't normally think too much about who is watching me because I am singing for the Lord....but I guess Sunday she noticed I was exuding joy from my face and that I looked radiant and beautiful. Wow. How random? How thoughtful. What a blessing. I have never been one to feel that I am beautiful or be confident in my looks (i have always struggled with the lack of confidence), so to read those words was almost shocking. It was precious to me and I have already re-read it probably 10 times tonight. It really hit me how powerful our words (or cards) can really be. I have always strived to be an encourager to others. But this hits home. How much this little note she sent me today impacted my day. I really needed that. She was a sweet example to me today. We never know what people might be going through, or if they might be having a rough day....how much a little note or a kind word can lift them up! I want to do a better job of that. So today, I'm thanking the Lord for sweet, Godly women in my life!

6 comments:

Callie Nicole said...

Aw, how sweet! It's true, a little note can make a big difference in someone's day . . .

Rebekah said...

How sweet! I know I love getting notes from people. They always come at the best time.

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

I always love your smiles in your pictures too! That is so nice she wrote a note. I should do things like that more often!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Amanda I LOVE this story! Isn't that the best. How sweet of her to write that! I hope you have a wonderful new years shoog!

Anonymous said...

That's precious mrs.amanda ! I wanted to cry reading your post about the card! Youre lovely and I love you!

Mr. and Mrs. C said...

Amen! This is such a sweet reminder! Thank you for sharing this.