Hope you are off to a great start on your Tuesday, Simply Insiders! Great post coming at you from the amazing Tim and Tasha Levert. Read on!
I (Tasha) received the sweetest handwritten note from a friend in the mail today. A letter. Written on real paper. With real ink. And really messy penmanship. Who would have thought that the simple combination of paper and ink could become such a treasure? Here are a few of our favorite kinds of notes.
Love Notes—I love it when Tim takes a moment out of his day to send me a quick text to tell me he’s thinking about me, but I LOVE it when we writes those same messages to me on paper. Some of his letters are long, others are short, but all are special. I keep all of them stored neatly in a box (along with the torn corner of spiral notebook paper he used to give me his phone number when we first met).
Sticky Notes—Tim and I should buy stock in sticky notes. We use them to hide sweet messages to each other, but we also use them to put a message in our kids’ lunches every day. Our oldest daughter is in 8th grade, and she still looks forward to reading her lunch note. Some of our recent offerings include: “Boys are poisonous,” “Don’t be a fart face,” and, “I love you all the 92s in the world.”
Thank You Notes—Instead of only writing thank you notes for casseroles, what would happen if you wrote a thank you note to your spouse or kids thanking them for who they are in your life? Families who trade complaints in for gratitude experience joy, closeness, fun, and love in ways that all the grumpy, fart-face families don’t.
Don’t let the only handwritten note you write for your family be a to-do list. Share your heart often with the people you love, and sometimes use paper.
- Tasha and Tim
There you have it! Wise words and a great deal to help your students continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus!