From the time I was a little kid and even now; I have always loved getting mail. Not junk mail, not bills, not magazines, but REAL MAIL. You know the kind. The kind where someone took the time to hand-write (not type) a thoughtful word of encouragement. The kind that was important enough to not just be 140 characters of a tweet, or an email. The kind that is significant enough to put pen to paper.
I found in my life and in my ministry that these “real” letters are both extremely encouraging and especially meaningful to those who receive them. So here are 5 thoughts for how you can master the art of a hand-written note.
- Get your own stationary – This does not have to be highly expensive but gives a distinguished purpose. Also, if you have the stationary, you are more likely to use it.
- Have stamps on hand – Be ready to write a note and send it at any time.
- Thank randomly – You do not have to only write a thank you note for specific needs being met. Instead, say thank you for being my friend, or simply thank you for being you, etc.
- Short and Sweet – Your notes do not have to be long. In fact, your stationary might serve you better if it is small.
- Scripture – Any time that you can add a passage of Scripture to your thoughts regarding this person it takes it to the next level.
Think now of you can write to offer a kind word of encouragement.