Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Make and Share Monday - Update
It seems I am making a habit of having my Make and Share Monday post on Tuesday. I apologize. Yesterday, we spent the day in town at the doctor with my littlest one who had been sick all night. So, needless to say, I didn't get much done in the way of crafts.
However, today I didn't actually want to share a craft at all. I want to share with you an update of a craft I did 2 weeks ago. If you remember, I made a homemade card to send to a very sweet lady in the church. Here is what happened.
After I finished making the card last Tuesday, I put it in an envelope and set it with the other mail I would be taking out in the morning. Wednesday morning, I put my card in the mail, and off it went. Really, I didn't think much more about it.
Sunday morning, I stayed home from church, because I wasn't feeling well, so I wasn't able to see this sweet lady. But Sunday night, after church, she was there, and she came rushing up to me very excited! She said, "I just have to come and give you a hug and thank you. That was so sweet of you to send me that beautiful card in the mail. And for you to take the time to MAKE me a card, that was extra special. My husband and I had a hard week, and that just made it so much better getting your card in the mail. Thank you."
I was thrilled! She liked it, and she DID realize that I had thought about her and spent time making that card just for her. But there was more. Several other people in the church began telling me how this lady had stood up in front of church Sunday night and showed off her card to everyone. She had bragged on it to everyone. (I teach on Sunday nights, so I wasn't in there to actually see this.) This made it even more wonderful! I knew it had really blessed her.
So I tell you this, not to brag about what I did, but to encourage you to do the same. It took me a very short little while to make this special card for this special lady, but it blessed her immensely. Take some time this week to think of someone you could bless. Make a point to stop for a moment and write a card to someone, let someone know you are thinking of them. Take a break in your busy day, and call someone or send a card. You never know what is going on in someone's life and their day. You may be just what someone needs to cheer them up. And you'll be VERY glad you did.