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Best Mother’s Day Gift

I have a project I’m working on for Mother’s Day.  Shhhh…. don’t tell!  Ok, that’s kind of impossible, since I’m publishing this on the internet, and zillions of people might possibly see it.  Anyway, Mother’s Day.  See, most mothers have a lot of stuff.  Candles and lotions and jewelry are super nice, but for most of us, they aren’t really nourishing the soul.  So I had an idea, and I’d like to share it with you.  It’s nourishing to a woman’s soul, and encouraging at the same time.

It’s very simple. Write notes.

But before you write random notes and hand them out, you should first make a list.  Take a few moments, and reflect on the women in your life who have impacted you.  There may be many, there may be few; just jot down some names to get you started.

  • Think about the woman who has listened, hugged, helped, or influenced you.
  • Think about the impact that she’s had on your life.
  • Think about the reasons that you appreciate her.
  • Now tell her about it!!

Here’s the thing: if you share this idea with ten people, and they each share it with ten people (and so on), and each person does exactly what I suggest – can you even imagine the number of women who would be encouraged and lifted up?

Jeff Hendersen says it this way: 

“Encouragement is never small when you’re on the receiving end of it.  Never.”

I can almost guarantee you that she will keep your note, probably close by, and reread it often.

Go now, grab some paper.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to come from your heart. 

I would love to hear from you if you try this, and if you have any other great ideas for Mother’s Day please feel free to share!

For a little extra encouragement on encouragement, check out North Point Church’s Sermon on Encouragement. Jeff Henderson did an incredible job!