Welcome friends! It’s Five Minute Friday, and that means it’s time to simply write. For only five minutes, on a common prompt. Check it out on Lisa-Jo’s blog!
Today’s word is: Messenger.
And to be fair, I have absolutely no clue where this is going.
Whenever I see a mailman in a bluish-grey uniform, strolling down the street with a gigantic bag, I smile a bit. You see, in my opinion, mailmen are pretty awesome. They walk for a living, get insane amounts of exercise, and bring something that puts a bright spot in my day: mail.
Friends, I’ll be honest. I love getting mail. I even love it when it’s bills and stuff.
When I lived in South Africa, getting mail was an all-day affair. I would wake up and be out of my house by a little after six am, and walk 20 minutes to the “hitching point” in my village. I would wait for either a bus, or a pickup from my village to pick me up. Sometimes I would have to switch to a bush taxi in the next village over, and it would usually take 2-3 hours to ride the 25 miles into the village where I shared a post box with my friend. After a few phone calls and at times aimless wandering, we would meet up and I would get my mail.
If I had any.
So, as you can imagine, mail in the US is an amazing thing! And I am so grateful for these messengers who bring me bills, letters, cards, and an occasional package.
Lately, my messenger has been bringing more messages of hope, smiles, encouragement, and love than usual, because of the #FMFParty community here. And the #FMFPartySnailMail spin-off, lovingly arranged by Kaitlyn.
You see, each week for the past several weeks, I’ve sent some encouragement to a #FMFParty friend. And my fridge is covered with encouragement that I’ve received.
These ladies have been messengers of encouragement, right when I’ve needed it.
Want to join in? Keep an eye on my blog for the details about the next round of #FMFPartySnailMail, and have a chance to be a messenger of hope for someone else.
Update: It’s sign up time for Round 3 of #FMFPartySnailMail! The best part-you don’t even have to be one of the #FMFParty regulars: we’d love you to join us though!
So here’s the deal-my friend Kaitlyn is coordinating all the mailing lists, so you just have to wander on over to her blog and sign up. You’ll receive an email from her in a few weeks, connecting you with the other #FMFPartySnailMailers that you’ll be writing to.
So go sign up! Seriously! 🙂