Recently Michael was in the Midway airport in Chicago, on his way to meet me and spend a weekend with our family up in MN, and he happened across this young lady (see picture). Does this scenario look familiar to you?
She was writing out a card to a friend, which she would then have to address, stamp and find a mailbox in which to deposit. Isn’t there an easier way? Of course, Michael took the opportunity to share with her that there was, indeed, an easier way!
I’ve been a traveling consultant for the past 14 or so years. I used to travel with a stack of cards (a cross section of fairly generic cards) so that if something occurred while I was on the road, I could pull out my stack of cards, find one that was the closest match to the event, hope I had a stamp in the right amount, and then send it out. While this method did allow me to meet some of my card sending needs, there were many times when I would’ve sent out a thank you or a note of encouragement had I been carrying around just the right card. I simply didn’t take the extra time to locate a store to find the card I needed. Sound familiar? Then I was introduced to SendOutCards! What an experience!
Now I can immediately act on any prompting that I have:
- A sympathy card for a friend who just told me she lost her treasured dog of 14 years (not a card I would’ve had on hand before!)
- A note of encourage for a family member who is experiencing some health issues and needs a little cheering up
- A get well card for a friend who just had surgery
- A thank you to a team member who just went above and beyond for our client
I find that I have a reason to send a card every single day. Sometimes it’s for those situations mentioned above, but sometimes I find that I send a card to someone to make myself feel better! If my day isn’t going well and I need an attitude adjustment, I send a heartfelt card. There is a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction gained from acting on a prompting to reach out to someone!! Give to give, not to get. What you put out there you will get back ten-fold. It is so true.
I hope that you will take a moment and think of someone that you want to reach out to. Now click on this link and send them a heartfelt card! Try it out, for free. I’d love to hear what you think.