|Toilet paper as love note|
What a great lesson for me!
Recently, I have also had three random friends reach out to send me emails to say something nice. All came on days when I was feeling kind of blah. I don't see these two individuals very often, and they had no way of knowing that I was in need of some extra TLC. Their emails weren't wordy or long; they were just a few quick sentences to say: that they were thinking of me, that they had a good memory that crossed their minds, that they loved seeing how my life as a new mother was developing, or that they noticed that I had done something I thought no one did.
Bam! Instant mood booster!
With our busy schedules, it's easy to let ourselves forget to follow through on the thoughts of "I should tell _____ that I was thinking about them today", or "I haven't seen _____ in a while, I wonder if she's okay", or "I thought of ______ today when I heard that song that reminded me of....." I know that I am guilty of it, more than I care to admit. I'll think of someone and then, let it pass.
However, lately, I have been wondering if those sudden thoughts of random people might not be God's way of nudging me to reach out to that person. Maybe they are having a blah day or going through a rough patch, and that quick email/call/text/card/smoke signal might be just the thing they need to hear. Maybe not. The very worst thing that could happen would be that you have a positive interaction. I don't know about you, but I can always use more of those.