The Card…

Each year about this time, I send and receive cards with holiday greetings. This year brought one I did not expect.

I received a card from Elsie Henderson, an elderly lady living in Washington. I met her 14 years ago. Her and her husband lived outside of town. As his health began to decline I would stop and visit.

After his death, I continued to visit Miss Henderson and develop a wonderful friendship.

About eight years ago, her health began to fail and her daughters moved her closer. She initially wrote to say hello, send a picture or poem, and talk about her new church family. About four years back, communication stopped. I was uncertain of what might have happened.

This week I received a lovely card from her with holiday greetings and a reminder of how much she missed me.

It reminded me of the need for leaders to maintain contact with those we have shared our lives with through the years.

Send a card or make a call to remind someone of their impact in our life. Spiritual leaders should take time throughout the year to remind others of their influence in their lives.

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