A Good Habit

Habits take time to form and break.

We easily fall into bad habits.

Good habits often require intentionality and calculation. May I suggest a bit of each for your weekend?

First let me tell you a story. I know a man who, for years now, has come home from church EVERY Sunday to sit at his desk and write a note of encouragement to someone. Monday morning always finds that note in his mailbox, ready to bless the recipient within a day or two.

Here’s my idea for you and for me. It begins with an agreed upon premise:

    Being a bearer of encouraging words is a good habit.

    Suggestion: Purpose to call or e-mail someone this weekend just to share an encouraging word with them. This could be a church friend, a faraway sibling, a parent, a long-lost friend (or not so long lost) — anyone!! Just share a word of appreciation, or tell them about a strength that blesses you or others; let them know that God blessed you with their presence, they are doing a great job, God has made them special because ________ (you fill in the blank!)

Make a plan right now to do this. Do it for several weekends in a row and it just may become a good habit in your life!


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  1. what a wonderful idea. I’ll definitely take the challenge! Thanks.

    Posted by Gina Murawski | January 30, 2009, 10:40 am
  2. This is a great habit! I am inspired to do just this.

    First, though, I’ll have to stock up on note cards!

    Posted by Brietta | February 1, 2009, 6:18 pm