I think one of the dearest blessings we have to offer others is a note written, sealed, stamped and sent to let them know we are thinking of them. An envelope in our mailbox. Such is one of my greatest pleasures. To think that someone would take the time to purchase a card especially for me. That they'd take the time to find my address and write it on an envelope and spend the 42-cents to mail it? In a time when moments are stolen, and time is the highest commodity we own and horde?
Technology today~~text messaging, emails, e-cards, phone calls~~all but makes a postage stamp obsolete. I think of all the mailboxes which open every day, the people who open them. I think of the urge I have when the mailman delivers our mail. I must go look. Every now and then, nestled inside the cluster of bills, advertisements and credit-card offers, I find a treasure. A note from a friend. Unexpected joy stirs within me. Anticipation makes me smile. Sometimes I let the unopened envelope sit till I get a cup of coffee and sit down. I like to savor the moment. After all, my friend took the time to send me a letter or card. How wonderful is that!
I received two such cards this week~~one with a love-gift supporting my writing ministry. It was so funny. I opened the card and it repeatedly said, Hi! Hello! Hi, Hi, Hi! Hello! I needed that laugh. Another card of encouragement came and even shared a prayer request. How neat it that? Each of those cards brought back memories of other cards, at other times---happy events, difficulties, and sorrow. And my heart was filled with the comfort of the Lord.
Today would be a good day to send someone you know a card. Just because. You don't need a special occasion to receive it or send it...because a letter in the mailbox is a timeless treasure and an all-occasion kind of thing. selahV
[copyrighted, SelahV Today, 2008]