The Power of Words

Rae Anthony

Rae Anthony

When I penned my first letter to my favourite childhood author, I was thrilled. It seemed like a golden opportunity and naturally I seized it. I think I forgot about everything else simultaneously.

Surprisingly I can’t remember the name of the author (one who indubitably stirred my imagination), but I will always remember the feeling that washed over me when I finally received her letter; one I never anticipated.

I couldn’t contain my excitement of course (it seemed like my greatest accomplishment at the time) and when I finally opened the letter, I was stupefied.

I can’t remember her exact words, but I remember this: she encouraged me to pursue my dreams and that I’ll always be grateful for.

When I got older, it suddenly dawned on me that perhaps she never responded to me after all. Eventually I concluded that it was her assistant’s job; still, it didn’t change a thing: her encouragement meant the world to me.

I haven’t thought about that letter in a long time, but somehow it crossed my mind a few days ago. I’m sharing this story with you because her words changed my life.

My message to you today? Do the same for someone else. Encourage someone because ultimately your words can make a difference. Also, do the same for yourself because maybe (just maybe) you won’t always have someone cheering in your corner.

Unfortunately, I lost her letter, but the words are etched in my mind and that to me, will always be an incredible gift.

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” Romans 15:5

Have a terrific weekend guys.