Over the years, being a parent of a son with special needs, I’ve been limited in how involved I could be in ministering to others. We have often times been on the receiving end rather than the giving end. Don’t get me wrong! I’ve been very appreciative of the kindness of others. But there have been many times that I’ve wondered and prayed about how I could reach out in kindness to others.
Well, about a year ago I discovered a wonderful way to reach out and touch another life right from my own home. I discovered the wonderful art of card sending! For the past year I’ve been so blessed as I’ve sent cards out to make someone’s day.
1. Sending a card is a great way to get your mind off yourself and your own circumstances. The Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
2. It can pull you out of self-pity and depression.
3. Card sending can spark your creativity as you stretch your mind to think about just the right words to say.
4. As you send out cards you experience personal growth in your life through reaching out in kindness.
5. It can increase your prayer life. Often times, as I’m creating and writing a card, I’m prompted to pray for the person I’m sending it to.
Kathy, a very successful personal coach fell into a deep depression when her only child went off to college. For months she couldn’t pull herself out. One day she received a phone call from an old friend who had been in a deep depression herself. The friend told her what had happened to her as she started to send out cards and how her depression had lifted. Kathy’s friend was very concerned about her and made her promise to send a card out for 10 days straight to someone who needed to hear from her. She begrudgingly agreed to it.
It was like a miracle! She said that by the 10th day she had completely come out of her depression! Her experience started her on the journey of sending a heartfelt card out daily.
If these are the wonderful benefits you as a card sender will receive just think of how blessed the recipient will be as you reach out in kindness!
I’ve had so many people call, email, or even send me a card back thanking me for the card. Many times they’ve told me stories of how they were having a bad day. They went to the mailbox, saw my card and read it, and it totally turned their day around.
Send A Free Card!
Last year I discovered a very simple and inexpensive way to send out cards. I now use this system every day to send out heartfelt cards. I would be so happy to let you use my system to send out a card for free. I’m talking about a real, hold-in-your-hand card. Not an e-card. Just click on Send A Free Card. Then click on the number 2 and you will be walked through sending a free card.
As caregivers, parents of a special needs child, or someone who is homebound it is easy to get depressed about our situation. One of the surest ways to pull yourself out of depression is by reaching out in kindness to others.
Who can you reach out to in kindness today? Make someone’s day. Send them a heartfelt card.
Blessings to you!