Monday, June 20, 2011

Encouragement Is a Powerful Thing

Because I am primarily homebound now I often don't have the opportunity to reach out and encourage others in the way I would like.  I can't cook a meal for a new neighbor.  I can't babysit a friend's children.  I can't drive to visit a friend in the hospital.  However, I can type up an email.  I can post a message on a facebook wall.  I can send a text message.  And I can mail a card.

If you are like me, you love to receive a card in the mail.  It is encouraging to know that someone thought of you and cared enough to send a handwritten note.  It is a bright spot in your day, reminding you that you are loved, you are remembered, and your life matters to someone.  Encouragement is a powerful thing.  It helps you to keep going when life gets hard.

DaySpring sent me the Sassy and Sophisticated card pack.  These cards are fun, uplifting, sweet, and encouraging.  This card pack includes 4 birthday cards, 2 encouragement cards, 2 praying for you cards, and 2 friendship cards.  All of these cards are intended for women. 

One of the cards I especially like says, "Hey girlfriend, you're on my heart.... and in my prayers."  It is colorful, simple, and a sweet reminder that someone cares and is praying for you.

My favorite card in the pack is the one on the top of the stack pictured above.  It reads:

We laugh at the same things,
see life the same way,
and usually have to go
to the bathroom at the same time.
How divinely ordered can one friendship be?
I appreciate you.

Teehee!  How fun is that?  After reading this card I'm not sure I would call the card pack "Sassy and Sophisticated."  Maybe "Sassy and Fun" or "Sassy and Sweet," but not sophisticated. I think that a greeting card that is talking about having to pee probably isn't the most sophisticated card out there!  But fun and sassy?  Totally. :)

And now for a giveaway!  One reader will win a $20 coupon to use at (shipping costs not included in coupon).  To enter, just leave a comment.  The giveaway will close on Friday at noon.  Winner will be chosen using  I hope you win!

Disclosure: DaySpring gave me the card pack for free in exchange for a review on my blog. All opinions are my own.


  1. That's awesome! I would agree, though, that the one card is not sophisticated. ;)

  2. Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

  3. I "found" you from (in)courage. Although I'm sorry for the reason behind it, I'll admit it's nice to read about another mom who is mostly homebound and "gets" it.

  4. It is so good to see you back to blogging! I'm a POTS patient too and I had just found your blog late last summer before your crash. Your blog is a blessing to me!


  5. Those are so fun! I'm glad you're feeling at least better enough to be blogging again. :-)


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