July 22, 2011

Sowing seeds of sunshine

It's amazing how little things can make someone's day.

Maybe it's an encouraging note, a thank-you card, taking the time to talk to someone, or even a smile. Everyone likes to feel special and appreciated, and it's a blessing when someone goes out of their way in order to do something that will make our day. But my question for you is, how often do we seek to do the same for others?

An area that God has been laying on my heart is sending thank you notes. I always enjoy it when someone sends me a note or letter, but I find rarely make the time to do the same for others. As I sat down at my desk today, I noticed a piece of paper laying there that said "Send thank you notes to...". Underneath was a list of people who I needed to send thank you notes to. Some had been on that list for a few months, others just a week or so, and I can think of a few more that should be added.

Maybe you have the same problem as me. If so, here's a challenge to both you and myself. Take some time in the next week to sit down and make a list of people who you need to write thank you's to, and then do it. Maybe you only have time to write one or two a day, but try to get caught up. It's easy to wonder if it'll even matter, but who knows but that God will use it to brighten that person's day and bring a smile to their face.

Even if you are good at sending thank you's, but I'd still encourage you to look for ways to put a smile on someone's face. Maybe it's an encouraging note, spending quality time with someone, or helping out with a project. Even something as simple as a smile can make someone's day.

Let's seek to be a blessing to those around us by doing the little things that bring sunshine to their day. Yes, it may be hard or "inconvenient" to find time amidst busy schedules, but those few minutes that you take to write a note, give some encouragement, or help out could make someone's day a whole lot brighter.


  1. What a lovely post Rebekah, and how ture. Your post are always so encouraging and such a blessing to read. Thanks for sharing :)

    God Bless you,
    In Christ,

  2. Good reminder for me to put others above myself and look for ways to bless others instead of just doing what I want to do. Thanks so much for posting this! :)

  3. Yes how true! I definitely agree. I also love notes, letters and thank you cards. It shows that someone cared enough to take a bit of time and be kind and just- thoughtful!
    On the other hand I also love sending cards, letters and thank you notes- but as you said, sometimes it can be hard to squeeze in time into busy schedules...because at the moment they may seem to have less priority than other stuff that would be of higher priority. But truly, it's worth making someone's day- because what comes around goes around, and one day you'll get the same back!

  4. Beautiful post, Rebekah! Thanks so much for sharing. What a wonderful idea.

    I love to write thank you notes, but I always tell myself I have more important things to get done, but I need to make time to give others encouragement.

    I love your rainbow photo!

    Thanks again for the reminder,