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!