One of my favorite gifts has always been a handwritten letter, an unfortunate rarity these days. Of course, we all started our letter writing skills in elementary school, passing notes to our friends composed of silly questions or stories. Then they became a little more serious in middle school as we drew hearts around the name of the boy- of-the-week and confessed secrets to our friends. After that came the notes of high school, folded into neat, complicated shapes, addressed to boyfriends, crushes, or friends that detailed our day, our boredom in a certain class, our plans for the weekend, and our appreciation for one another. With the recent boom in technology, it saddens me to think today's high school students are probably missing out on the joy of receiving a handwritten letter during passing period.
My favorite notes from high school were written by my hubby. We addressed and signed every letter as a popular duo/couple; for example, "To: Ricky, Love: Lucy" or "To: Cinderella, From: Prince Charming." I've held onto each note he's ever written me (for over ten years now) and the 2'x2' box we use to keep them in is almost overflowing with messages from our friendship, courtship, and marriage. We still write each other here and there, often finding an unexpected love letter beneath one of our pillows. So, if we take such care to write handwritten letters to our friends and loved ones, why not compose one to the One who love us the most?
40 Day Challenge--Day 7:
Write a letter to God, expressing your gratitude and love. Keep this letter in a special place where you can reread it in times of need, to remind yourself of the blessings He's provided you, giving thanks for His overwhelming love. (If your family is in the military, consider keeping this letter to God in your wallet because you move way too much to keep it in a stationary spot you'll remember!)