A Little Story for You

Sunday, October 12, 2014

 This is Day 12 of a 31 Day writing challenge. To read more about my 31 Days series and to catch up on any posts you've missed, be sure to check out my post 31 Days of INSPIRE!

Well, I'm still sick, and I haven't been anywhere since Thursday afternoon.

But it's alright, because I'm an introvert; which means I don't need to be around lots of people to be happy.

If I hadn't been sick, this probably would have been one of the most ideal weekends for me. There was cool and rainy weather, plenty of time for writing or crocheting, and lots of quiet time to myself.

It's the introvert's dream! Or at the very least, it's this introvert's dream. 

(Well, minus the whole "feeling-like-the-walking-dead" thing, of course.)

But something else also made this weekend really special for me!

On the 8th (that was Friday), I wrote this post about Corrie ten Boom. Her story has always been very close to my heart, and I was excited to finally have the chance to share about her on my blog.

Well, I went to dance class that evening (I wasn't sick yet) and didn't think much of the post while I was there, but when I came back, I found that there were five comments! 

By the end of the evening, I had eight comments on that one blog post.

Not only that, but one lovely 31 Dayer at Dare to be Happy informed me that she was going to link to my post in one of her own! I was so ecstatic when I saw that I was going to get my first blog response, my jaw literally (in a literal sense) dropped.

You can read that lovely post over here, and a huge thank you to her for doing that!

Now, in spite of the fact that I wasn't sick yet, it had still been a rough day. I was feeling a little discouraged about the blog series and about life in general, and I was hoping something would come along to lighten/brighten my day.

Seeing all of those wonderful comments on my blog post was like a little reminder of the fact that God really does care about me. He sees when I'm having a tough time, and He's not just sitting there watching. He cares.

It was just the nudge I needed to keep going.

So today, I want to encourage you to never stop reaching out to people. You never know just how much they need it.


And for my question of the day- do you have any stories of something like this? If not, what advice would you give to someone who was getting discouraged?

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  1. Loved this! So glad my comment as well as others blessed you that day. God does have a way of surprising us doesn't he?!? During my seminary days, one of my professors was my encourager. I remember him saying it took more courage to stick with it.

    1. Your professor sounds like a really neat guy! And he is definitely right. Thanks so much for the comment, Tara!