I’m seriously understating when I say October was a difficult month, so I desperately needed the “encouragement” swap one of my penfriends, Beth, recently coordinated on swap-bot. Considering the many crazy things going on in the world, she rightly figured that we all need a little encouragement to get us through the rough patches.
My partner, Charlene, sent a cheerful package with an encouraging message and teddy bears! The card is so beautiful that I almost forgot to read it!
A verse from Psalms was printed on the inside:
I will praise the Lord…
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high. –Psalm 7:17 KJV
And Charlene stamped a kindness quote:
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. –Mother Teresa
Of course, no encouragement mail is complete without a personal message. She wrote:
I pray that kind words will be spoken into your life and bless your heart, that you will find opportunities to praise and sing praises to our Lord.
Life has just been one thing after another lately, so it is nice to bathe in blessings and prayers and to sing praises in anticipation of relief from struggles and strife.
Charlene managed to make me feel hugged through her note, but to be sure I felt her hug, she sent teddy bear postcards too! [Click an image for a closer look and for postcard details].
Don’t you just want to hug them?