The Power of a Simple Note


Have you ever received something that completely caught you off guard and made your day? That’s what happened to me this week when I received this simple thank you note. It truly is very simplistic in nature…just a thank you for serving, but it really means a lot to me. People rarely take the time anymore to sit down and write out a note. In our digital age it is so much easier to just type out a quick email or text. For someone to take the time to actually write a note and mail it, well that’s something entirely different. To me it shows a level of personalization you just can’t get with an electronic message. It also arrived at a perfect time this week. I had some things going on in my life, and receiving this simple handwritten note helped me put things into perspective and brought a much-needed smile to my face.

With that I’ll say “thank you” to the author of this note. You know who you are, and I appreciate your kind words. I’ve thought for some time about the reasons I serve in different capacities at my church, and this simple note helped me see some of those reasons. I’ll share more about that in an upcoming post.

This note has challenged me to take the time to do the same for others. Who do I know that could use the encouraging power of a simple note? Perhaps it might be you. 🙂

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