Friday, January 20, 2012

Trying Again...Encourage Someone

I have set so many goals for 2012—more than I probably should have set for myself. It’s as if all of a sudden I realize that being “good” isn’t good enough. I can always strive to be better: a better Christian, a better wife, a better mother, a better daughter, sister, friend… One specific area I want to improve upon this year is being a better encourager to others.

“Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV

So, how do you become a better encourager? Well, it’s relatively easy, but we so often do not make time to do it. It can be as simple as making a phone call, sending an email, sending a text—and all of those are great ways to encourage others. However, there is just something so special, yet different, about getting a card, isn’t there?

Cards say more than I care about you and what you are going through. They say that I care so much I took the time out of my schedule to pick out a card just for you, hand write my words of love, and send it to you. In my opinion, it says I care enough to be inconvenienced for “you”, maybe. It says I care enough that I want you to know “here is what is in my heart for you. Please receive it as something I truly want you to know and hear.” (DaySpring)

So, I was thrilled when DaySpring sent me this cute little packet of greeting cards to review!
Peanuts - Encouragement & Friendship - 10 Premium Card Assortment image

It's a "Friendship Pack" to be used for friends who are going through a rough patch or for who you just want to know you are thinking of/praying for.

I was more-so excited, though, that DaySpring gave me that little “push” I needed to see the huge difference in sending an email/text and sending out a greeting card. Thank you DaySpring!

Who in your life needs to be encouraged? Family? Friends? Co-workers? Church Friends? Who would be blessed by hearing from you today?

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Leave me a message below and I’ll pick a winner =)

**Disclaimer: DaySpring provided me the greeting cards at no cost, but all opinions expressed here are my own.


Elaine said...

Some people were having trouble leaving a comment on the previous post. So I will combine the entries from both posts to pick a winner. If you've emailed or text me, I'll add your name, but feel free to leave a comment telling us who you would encourage =)

Lynn said...

I like to use my cards to send something to people that I know are probably lost. That way, when they come to me to thank me or to ask about the verse or Scripture I enclosed, I have an open door to share Jesus and His love for them!

Anonymous said...

I am posting this for Deidre, who is a kind and loving spirit that uses her cards to lift up others! (She couldn't get this to work earlier and is currently on an airplane to Houston, so I thought I would be nice and enter her!!)

Samantha said...

I would encourage people at church. I posted earlier this week that I have been discouraged myself because I have been out with sick kids and felt no one cared. I know they do but we get so busy sometimes we forget what a simple card can do to light up someone's day and in fact a card, call or text can make an enormous difference in someone's life. Believe me I know! So because of my own discouragement I decided I would turn it to good after reading your last post and decided that instead of staying frustrated and discouraged I would use this as a lesson to be sure that I encourage others. I will send these cards out to people that are not at church and send an encouraging word. I know that a simple word can mean the world to someone and it would let them know they are missed and being thought of. I know that would have made a world of difference for me!

Melody Frizsell said...

I am always looking for cards to send to comfort, encourage, provide a little humor, or emphathize with friends, acquaintances, and family. I send many cards to my patients, who are seriously ill, just to let them know that their nurse cares about them! Especially I like to send cards to people who are alone, so that they won't FEEL alone. It makes my heart happy!

I began blogging several years ago in search of new friends who, like me, were having a difficult time getting pregnant. Five years, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IUI's, and a doctor who told us "It will never happen" later, we are the proud parents of Kade and Kohen. They are each an example of God's absolute perfection. We thank God where medical intervention stops, Divine intervention begins.