If you have been here a while you have heard me preach this before:
Please, instead of doing NOTHING...do SOMETHING!
What I mean is, how many of us regularly think of some great thing we could do for somebody. Then we think of the time it will take and the money and the blah, blah, blah...and before we have even STARTED to do it...we have talked ourselves out of it OR put it off until we have the money and time. Which is really the same as deciding not to do it.
So I implore you...do SOMETHING. Even if you can't do the big idea...you can do a small one. Even if you can't buy your friend the big fancy mixer she wants you CAN bake her some cookies. Even if you can't solve your friends problems...you CAN write her a letter to encourage her. Even if you can't be with someone this time of year, you CAN send them a little something to let them know you care.
You might remember that two Christmases ago I got a really lovely note from someone here in Charlottesville...the note simply said "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from a fellow Norwegian-with his name and number"...it was written in Norwegian. My husbands car has a Norway sticker on the back and his license plate makes it clear that he is Norwegian. Anyway...for TWO Christmases in a row I wanted to do something for that nice gentleman...just to say thank you...I had big ideas...but because they were so big...they never got done. So this year I decided, that I would at least write him a little thank you note...and then if I can I can always do something else. But at least I have done SOMEthing.
This is the time of year that I start sending out my "Christmas cheer" packages...just simple packages filled with cookies or other little things...just SOMEthing to tell the recipient that they are special and that I care enough to tell them so. I don't worry about sending everyone I know one...which is a reason that I know keeps others from doing something similar...I simply send to whomever God puts on my heart...
So...if you have it in mind to do something for someone...and you can tell that you are putting it off "until"...can I suggest and encourage you to do SOMEthing...today. :) You have no idea how much a card or a small bundle of cookies could mean to someone.