Need Encouragement? {I Can Help With That}

Need Encouragement? {I Can Help With That}

 You’re reading a God–Sized Dreams post. Each Tuesday, a team of God-sized dreamers writes on the progress of their dreams, spurred by the wisdom in Holley Gerth’s new book, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You. For all my posts in this series, please click here.

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This week’s assignment: Find a way to pay it forward. You’ve been encouraged in your God-sized dreams by your sisters here the last few months. How can you spread that encouragement forward by investing in other dreamers? It can be small and simple or BIG and wild. Ask God what you can do and get creative. Then write a post about what you’re doing.

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Every day, I scurried to check it.

Would the tiny box in the Student Union hold any love today?

Every day in college, I held my breath for a moment in anticipation of…mail.

Real mail.

A letter.

A card.

A package. (Dare I hope?)

Anything but the “junk mail” reminders of campus activities. And even those were better than an empty box.

That thrill of anticipation lingers with me. My children have picked up on it.

I must restrain myself and allow them the treat of checking the mail…sometimes.

Though I delight in any e-message left just for me: email, Facebook post or inbox message, tweet…there’s something about the handwritten word.

Ones penned by a dear soul who takes the extra time to address and stamp that envelope, declaring: I’m thinking you today…

Ones that are gift just in the uniqueness of the writer’s own hand.

I’m guessing I’m far from alone in this thrill of mail, right?

And I’m guessing you all need some encouragement, a little pick me up, sometimes.

A little, or enormous, word-hug to remind you how amazing you are.

Mind if I help you with that?

I’m betting your days teem with details, large and small, of what God has planned for your life.

And sometimes those things are hard, discouraging, and overwhelming.

I’d love to send you some mail.


If you’d like some mail, leave me a comment or email me with your address. If you have a particular prayer request, or you’re pursuing a dream, I’d love to know that, too.

mandy.mianecki {at} (Minus the spaces and brackets. That’s to weed out spam and such.)

Any takers?

Don’t be shy!

How have you invested in others?

Share how you’ve “paid it forward.”

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Read how others are paying it forward. Click on the dream button.

*My God-sized dreaming friend, Kristin, reminded me of this mail idea in a recent Facebook conversation. Don’t miss her blog, The Riches of His Love.


  1. I LOVE this post!! And I agree there is something fun about getting an actual piece of mail!! What a blessing you are and will be to so many!!
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  2. If asked I would have told you that getting snail mail doesn’t really matter to me but then I would be lying. LOL!! I love opening that door on my mail box, flipping through the pile of bills and finding a colored envelope with a friends handwriting. That is the best.
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  3. I am the same way – I LOVE getting real mail! That is one of my goals this year – to send more cards and notes to friends and family. :-)
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  4. Coming from someone who has been blessed by your handwritten word, I hope others take advantage of this offer!

    worth it…

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  5. Oh, I remember those days in college when I hoped and prayed for anything that was remotely related to snail mail. (And a package? Best. Day. Ever.) :) I used to be really good at sending snail mail…and have been convicted more than once recently that it’s something I should start up again. Thanks for the reminder that written words mean a lot to a lot of people. Blessings, sweet friend! Thank you for your heart.
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  6. Really…you are the sweetest. I just love that you’ve turned around a desire of yours into a blessing for others. What a generous soul. Bless you sweet Mandy!!
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  7. I love this Mandy! I’m a mail junkie, too! Just hand wrote a letter yesterday…because I could!! Love real, personal emails, etc. too….
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  8. I love this so much :) As much as I love receiving snail mail, nothing makes my heart happier than putting a stack of cards in the box & having that red flag up! This is an awesome way to pay it forward :)
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  9. That’s awesome, Mandy. I feel the same way about snail mail and try to send a couple each week. I had some health issues several years ago, so I know how precious those handwritten notes and cards are.
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