The Letter 

Good morning! 

Last month I read an article in Southwest The Magazine entitled The Letter. 

The article basically went something like this. Write a letter to someone who changed your life. Then, show up on their doorstep.and read the letter aloud.

It was such a touching article. If you frequent Southwest Airlines, I’d encourage you to pick up a copy for yourselves. If you’d like mine, I’ll gladly share.

Is there someone in your life worthy of The Letter? If so, who would you write your letter to? Who would you go visit? Where would your letter take you?

Me?

For me, without a doubt, it would entail a trip to Hallsville, TX. To see Mark Gregston.  My Young Life leader in high school. My Youth Minister at First United Methodist Church. The man that performed my marriage ceremony. The very same man that mentored my oldest daughter, and led her in her marriage vows as well. The man responsible for making my faith what it is today. A man who truly walks the talk. Husband, father, grandfather, friend, teacher, speaker, author, and founder and executive director of Heartlight, a residential counseling center for teens, he’s the real deal. He and his wife. ♡

In fact I just sent him a Facebook post on his recent birthday telling him how special he is to me.♡ 

Of course the man that was sitting directly in front of me on the particular flight where I found the article might deserve a letter as well. ♡  I’m pretty sure he already knows how special I think he is as well. How he’s changed my life for the better. I wouldn’t have to travel far to deliver that letter. A paper airplane over the seat would have sufficed. Fortunately he lives very near. Some of the time. 

My heart so goes out to those who contribute to something beyond just themselves.To a cause.  Someones not just somethings beyond just themselves.Those are truly the people that change our lives.

As a journalist, one who loves the written word, my greatest work would have to be penning a letter to Jesus. My letter of deepest gratitude would have to go out to Christ. For changing my life.

If you were to write a letter to Jesus what would your letter say? What words of gratitude would you share?

A simple thank you seems so insignificant.  For all Jesus has done. Is doing . And will continue to do.

Let’s all join in the gratitude movement. Why not give back? Change the life of the one that changed yours with a few words of endearment from the heart. A letter.

Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.                  2 Corinthians 3:3
Love and laughter, 

Sandy

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