Sending Thanks to a Younger Person – Gratitude Project

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Write a letter to someone younger. Tell them why you are grateful for zand proud of them.

Write a letter to someone younger. Tell why you are grateful for and proud of them.

Letter Seven: Younger Person. Youth today are navigating a tougher world than the one I grew up in. Not only are illegal substances more easily accessible, Biblical values are no longer the encouraged norm. Sexualization and advertising play a more harmful role (than during my growing up years) in the upbringing of girls (mainly) because of the acceptability of porn and unhealthy push for ultra-thin body types.

So I wrote today’s letter to someone younger than me. She is a gal that I’m proud to know. I am grateful that she is pushing to follow God’s will. Instead of blindly accepting the cultural bashing and bias she’s been subjected to, she is fighting back by . . .

  • Learning to say and mean her “NO.”
  • Figuring out how to voice her thoughts in an honest, healthy, and timely way.
  • Persevering through her pain and doubts.
  • Doing what it takes to become spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy.
  • Reconciling her actions with her Biblical worldview.

I am hoping my card will give her some encouragement to keep on keeping on. I am hoping it helps my young friend and I to connect a little more. And I am hoping she knows she is not alone in this process. Growing up is not always easy and it is never done, even at the ripe old age of 56. 🙂

I am writing at least 36 letters expressing my gratitude. And I want to pray for them on that day as well. Go here for the original post and list of recipients. I am writing about it here in hopes that it spurs someone on to write their own gratitude letters.

Your Turn . . . 

  • Do you know a younger person who could benefit by receiving a card from you?
  • Could you send such a card this week?
  • Have you ever received a card from someone older than you? Please share if it made an impact.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa Brittain  |  . at .

    I love to write and send cards. Thank you for this reminder today to encourage someone younger….it’s a dark, mean world, but Jesus has overcome the world! Hallelujah!!


  • 2. sharybary  |  . at .

    What a lovely way to be grateful!


  • 3. Anita Ojeda  |  . at .

    What a beautiful idea (sending out letters of gratitude to people)! And you’re right–people need encouragement more than ever.



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