My aunt Marlyn passed away over the weekend and it has me thinking about her.
When I was in college about once a month she sent me a card with a $20 bill in it.
It was always the highlight of the day if one of those cards showed up in the mail.
I’m ashamed to admit that I blew all that money and don’t have much to show for it, but the memory has always stuck with me.
She took the time to find a card, put in some money and mail it off to me.
I don’t know if she did this for a hundred people or just me, I just know it made a difference to me.
It always made me feel special and like someone was rooting for me.
And the lesson I learned is to always look out for those little opportunities to show someone they are loved and that you are rooting for them.
Think of somebody in your life that could use a little pick me up….then send them a card with a $20 bill in it (or whatever works).
Do something small, a couple of times, just to get started.
It will make a difference.
They’ll be talking about it when you’re long gone.
Make it a great day.