This post is very unplanned. Normally I like to think through what I might share on a weekly basis but this really wont go away… The other day I was laying in bed (not able to sleep as usual) thinking about everything and kinda filled with anxiety about most of it. The thought that my 25th birthday is coming up in September popped into my head and then so did thoughts of all the people in my life and how they are just really amazing people. Suddenly I felt God laying it on my heart for me to find a way to share those thoughts with those people.
…I think as we age we gain a lot of knowledge about who we are as people, even when we are constantly changing but never really get to hear how other people might see us. This thought led to another and next thing I know I am wanting to challenge myself and answer Gods call to share the love and step out of my comfort zone.
I want to challenge myself to start writing letters ( yes snail mail) to people in my life to let them know just how amazing they really are, I want to encourage them, I want them to be able to see themselves as others see them. Now, yes this sounds simple enough but as someone who is not keen on sharing feelings I felt like this was big deal and am pretty excited about it.
So for the next year (I will probably start before my birthday) I will be sending out these letters to friends, family, and even acquaintances so they know how truly loved and valued they are, not just in my eyes but in Gods eyes.
I challenge you, woman and men, of all ages to challenge yourself in one way or another every year for the entire year. It doesn’t have to be a big gesture but set out to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone, something that would mean a lot to your heart. I think this challenge will help me get feelings out that I’ve had for a long time that I just want people to know because I simply want to share the love. I hope you can challenge yourself to do the same, share the love.