April 1, 2014

A little seriousness in all the fun.

Today is finally here. The day I have been talking about over and over like on this post and on this post and this post. If I have driven you crazy, I can't say I am too sorry because this is something that everyone needs to hear about :)


Today begins the month long journey of love. A month to show others how much you care about them. A month to encourage others during a hard time. Also, it is a month to encourage ourselves. To be Christ-like and to feel good within ourselves.

Questions you may be asking yourself:
1. Is it too late to join? No way! Even if it is April 20th, it is never too late to join.
2. How do I get started? All you need is some paper and a pen. Start with anyone you want and write away.     Let them know how much they have someone to lean on and do nothing but encourage them no matter if       they are going through a tough situation or not.

I have also thought of another idea to do for this month. A lot of times when I am at school (in the ladies room) I will see these small posters posted on the back of the door. The posters are for girls that need help with abuse, whether it is mental or physical. These posters also have phone numbers listed at the bottom which the girls can pull and call. Often times, almost all of the numbers are pulled. It really is a sad sight to see that so many girls need these phone numbers because they are going through some type of abuse and some really hard times.

This had me thinking, rather than only encouraging others that we know, why not encourage these girls who probably need the most encouraging right now? I could never imagine what they are going through and this is why I plan to write these random girls some letters and post them on the top of the posters. I think it could make a world of a difference for them. As I always say, you never know what they could be going through. One letter of encouragement and a feeling of love could be a feeling they are likely to never hear.

I would love for you ladies to join along with me. This is more than a fun event. It is a time to really share the light in a world that has so much darkness. Remember in Matthew 5: 14-16 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Let us all get together as one and create one huge impact for April 

xoxo
Lauren 

8 comments:

  1. Girl, your heart is golden. So golden. And it encourages me to try and be just as beautiful in my own life and environment.

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    1. Thank you so much sweet girl :) You as well have such a pure and loving heart! So thankful for you!

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  2. I can't wait to write some big time encouragement letters to some sweet ladies I know!
    Thanks for the encouragement and challenge Lauren!

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    1. Your very welcome Amy! I am so thankful you are following along with this :) You are the best!

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  3. After reading this post, I've decided than I'm committing to write some notes of encouragement this month! This is going to be amazing- love where your heart is:)

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    1. I am so glad you are following along sweet girl!! It means so much to me :)

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  4. this is so crazy that you're doing this now, because it's on my lenten list of things to do MORE of...write to people, to my friends especially, and to be consistent with it. i love wonderful coincidences.

    p.s., haven't visited in a while, but your writing is as lovely as ever.

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    1. How wonderful is that?? I love how the smallest coincidences come together :) Thank you so much for your sweet words and for following along. It really means so much to me!!

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