Fill in the Blanks

cartonI saw this fill-in-the-blank activity on the back of a carton of berry punch, and it got me to thinking about the people in my life who have had an impact on me. My teachers, my pastors, my co-workers, my friends, my neighbors, my family have all influenced me enormously. But I do not express to them my appreciation as often as I should.

I like how the letter on this carton provides a framework with blanks to fill in. That gets the ball rolling for me. How would you fill in the blanks for people who have helped you through life and your life of faith? How would you describe what they are to you? How would explain what they have enabled you to be? How would you express how they make you feel?

We do not ask those questions of ourselves about others often enough and we do not voice the answers to those questions to those we love nearly as much as we should.

The simplest words of affirmation can go a long way and really brighten someone’s day immensely.

Whenever you see Christ at work in someone in a positive way, be sure to say something!

Or use this carton’s framework of a letter to write a note or send an email to someone.

We often think that we have to wait unit an important milestone to say something special about someone. But the best time is now.

“Fill in the blanks” of people’s lives with meaningful words and heartfelt praise for what they are doing or have done for you.

As the Bible says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).

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