I am thankful to receive mail!
Stop laughing, I am. I have a post office box to receive mail from readers. I can't begin to tell you how excited I get when there is a note or card in my box when I stop to check. There is something exciting and humbling about receiving a personal note from someone. To send a hand written note or card takes time, thought, and effort. I pray for the person surprising me with the note and keep every single one.
Your notes, cards, and the words written within give me such a joyful encouragement. God always knows when I need that pick-me-up too. I enjoy sending cards too. Most can send an email or text to say "I care" but to know someone set aside five to ten minutes of their time (at least) to write me a note is something to praise God for.
I pray my notes and cards when I send them bring similar encouragement. I'm just as guilty of sending a quick email so for 2014, my hope is to get back to sending cards again. With so many bills intruding our mailboxes, a little love and encouragement from a friend, family member, or one of my readers...makes my day!