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How would you feel if you got a handwritten letter from someone that was meant to encourage you, to tell you all the ways someone feels that God has blessed you and how they will be hoping and praying for you to move into the future with hope and joy and what a blessing it is to know you. That would be great, right? It might make your whole week. It's the kind of thing that someone might stick in their pocket and carry around for days, or even months, re-reading it whenever they needed a shot of encouragement.
We can do this for each other. Who can you write that letter to? Someone you are close to, or maybe someone you were once close to. Be an encouragement -- drop someone a note to let them know you are thinking of them, that they are a gift, that God loves them and cherishes them and treasures them. Encourage them to be strong and courageous, to be grateful. May we, as individuals and as the church, encourage those around us.
Who can you encourage? Who can you bless? How can you set aside five minutes to spread some love?