Everyone loves to get a hand written note or letter in the mail. I remember as a kid writing one of my favorite NFL football players and later that year, I received back to me a signed card and with it, a hand written note that said “Thanks for watching and cheering us on!” It was a really small gesture, but it meant a lot to me. I didn’t miss watching a game for a long time after that. Well, until they traded that player.
If you’re a ministry leader, pastor or just anyone that works with others, you can write a note that may help make someone’s day, week or really help remind them why they do what they do. Take some paper, an index card or Thank You card, put it in an envelope and mail it. Here are 3 notes you should write this week…
Write A Note To A Volunteer
In your church, there are volunteers busting it every single week. Think about who did something above the norm this past week or someone that served especially well and send them a short note thanking them for how they serve. Make it a weekly routine to send a note to a volunteer every week if you can. Gratitude changes attitudes.
Write a Note To A Staff Member
Don’t fall into the trap that says the pay check you give your staff says you’re thankful. Write a staff member a quick note this week to say thank you for they serve, lead or for something they’ve done recently that you noticed. Your gratitude will mean more than a pay check.
Write a Note To Someone You’ve Been Praying For
If someone has specifically asked you to pray for them about something, write them a note to let them know you’ve been praying and will continue to do so until you tell them to call off the dogs.
What if I’m not a ministry leader?
If you’re not a ministry leader you can still write a note to someone to make their week! Here are 3 ideas for you….
- Write a note to someone you work with to tell them how good of a job they’ve been doing
- Write a note to someone to tell them you’ve been praying for them
- Write a note to someone in your family to point out something really good they’ve done lately or how you’re praying for them