Love Notes

When was the last time you wrote a love note?

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When was the last time you wrote a love note?

 

When was the last time you wrote a love note?

In our modern-day society written notes have become a thing of the past. Text message has replaced phone calls. Emails have replaced written letters, and social media has become the way we stay connected to our loved ones; as opposed to picking up the phone, or meeting with family and friends.

Technology is convenient. But it can’t make a person feel: loved, the warmth from a hug, or hear the sincerity in one’s heart. Seriously, how many people have taken something you “typed” the wrong way?

Most family and friends want to know they are thought of, that they are loved, and that they matter. Sure it’s easy to get caught up in all the have to’s of life. Yes, we have to work, yes we have to go to school; yes, we have to take care of our physical bodies, and yes, we have to make appointments. But, how do you still do those things and make those who matter to you feel important?


In previous blogs, we have given simple ways to make time for what matters. However, today we want to focus on the art of love notes. And the effect they have on the ones you love.

When you think of a love note don’t just think about a love note to a spouse or significant other. Think about a love note for your children,  your parents, or to a friend who may be going through a difficult time.

A hand-written love note cost nothing but could be valuable to the receiver. When we first learned about the priorities of God, I sought God for creative ways to show how much I love my husband and children.

During the times I knew my husband needed encouragement, I would write a handwritten note and leave it in his lunch bag. Then I started leaving love notes just because I liked the element of surprise, and it felt good to let him know he is loved. I would leave notes on his steering wheel at night so when he would leave in the morning, there would be a note from me . If he had a late night meeting I would even leave a love note with his pajamas on the bed.

To spice things up a bit, there were times I would spray my notes with my perfume, or kiss it with some lipstick. One day I wanted to look up a scripture and his Bible was the closes to me. When I opened it, guess what I found? That note with my lipstick!

 

When was the last time you wrote a love note?

 

Seeing the impact on my husband, I began to write and leave notes for my kid’s. On the days I knew they were having a test; I would let them know how much I loved them. And remind them to do their best and let God do the rest! There were many times I would leave notes just because I was thinking about them and wanted them to know how much I loved them.

As our kids grew they began to leave notes for us, and when it comes to birthdays or special occasions, they would write personal notes in the cards they would give us. (Talk about positive duplication!)

As a society, we have lost the art of hand-written notes. But, let’s turn the tide and start a new trend! Take a few minutes today to write a hand-written note to someone letting them know they are loved.

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” ~ Proverbs 25:11 (KJV)

~ Timberley Gray

9 Comments

  1. Alyssa says:

    OH yes! For our anniversary which was on June 17 we’d been married 17 years I asked my husband for a love letter because he used to write them all the time!

    I got one!

    • Timberley Timberley says:

      Alyssa that is so cool. I love to get letters and to receive them. In fact, I have gotten into the habit of sending them to my children, friends and those I serve with. A soft word warms the coldest hearts. Thank you for reading.
      ~ Blessings

  2. Sara Lewis says:

    I just wrote one to my hubby for our Anniversary on June 1st! I’m thinking I should try to write once a month to him. 🙂

    • Timberley Timberley says:

      Sara that’s a good idea! I might have to try that on Andre…oh he probably saw this comment so now I will have to change it up..LOL thank you for reading. ~ Blessings

  3. christie says:

    I love this post! What a great reminder to be proactive in expressing our hearts to each other…and a handwritten note is definitely something to cherish. You’ve encouraged me to do this today for my husband!

    • Timberley Timberley says:

      Hi Christie! How sweet of you to do that for your husband today. Handwritten notes have so much power in them I think too many of us underestimate that with the convenience of technology today. I’m sure your husband will appreciate it. Thank you for reading. ~ Blessings

    • Timberley Timberley says:

      Hi Christie! How sweet of you to do that for your husband today. Handwritten notes have so much power in them I think too many of us underestimate that with the convenience of technology today. I’m sure your husband will appreciate it. Thank you for reading. ~ Blessings

  4. Brittany says:

    I just bought some blank notes from Target to do just this for friends and family. I’ve been feeling the urge to start #happymail. I can’t wait to see where God is going with this impromptu “random” assignment. He’s always up to something.

    • Timberley Timberley says:

      Brittany that is wonderful. I love when God does stuff like that. I’m sure those who receive those cards will be surprised and blessed by them. Thank you for reading. ~ Blessings

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