The Power of the Written Word
Lerryn and I are bringing my daughter to University in about a week's time and over the last week we had purchased some of her text books (used) off of Amazon to save some money. Over the last couple of days they started to arrive in the mail.
Yesterday her and I went to the post office and in the car she started to open some of the packages. As she leafed through some of the books, to her excitement - there were many handwritten notes and highlighted marks. We immediately joked about how easy the semester will be with all the answers written in the books.
But what if the previous owner failed the course?
And then I got thinking of times back in high school when the odd textbook had writing or notes, or even answers. I never got the best grades in school, and I immediately assumed that whatever was written in the pages was accurate and believable. It didn't matter if they were completely wrong - I believed them to be correct.
And then I think of how many times we believe the handwritten words on paper as the truth. There is power in hand-written words.
Why don't you take a minute today and write someone an old fashioned letter. Not typed. Not word-processed. Hand written.
Write something that could help change the course of someones life in a positive way. Some encouragement. Something awesome.
Pop it in the mail with one of those sticky things called stamps.
There's power in the written word.