Look after each other. It's important.
Maybe it was her first initial perfectly centered on the outside envelope. Maybe it was the message inside. Maybe it was the simplicity. Maybe it was the passion hidden in those words. Maybe, maybe it was something more than just four little words followed by a signature. But they were four little words that resonated and shook the demons deep within her soul.
'I’m on your team' the letters spoke to her, leaving both her heart and eyes sobbing. They reminded her that she was not alone. Grabbed her hand and held it tight. Put arms around her shoulders and didn’t let up. Four little words wrapped around her entire being.
Maybe she already knew these words to be true. Maybe she already knew the truth that echoed within that envelope. But that didn’t matter now. What mattered is that now, now she could hold on to those words as if to paint a picture that hung like the stars and read 'If I have to roll up my sleeves and get in this mess with you, I will.'
We say a lot of words. We think a lot of words. But nothing rocks a world quite like the writing of those words, perfectly placed on a white postcard, slid into it’s matching envelope, sealed tight, and finished off with a perfect initial. From one heart to another. That matters.
No, no happy thoughts or spoken pep-talk can beat that moment that little white envelope is slid into the hand of that twenty-something year old whose world seemed to collapse on only the second day of September.
You see, the heart behind that little love note took the time to write those four, seemingly simple words and sign her name to echo a promise, declare a movement, and put in ink the power of looking after each other. From heart to hand to fingers to ink, she breathed her very soul into those words. They were far from simple. They were a game changer.
And when that twenty-something girl opened that neatly squared envelope, her very world burst at the seams.
My very world burst to the seems, and the wreck that was the second day of September seemed to fade with each utterance of those four little words.
This matters. We're in a game changer business here people.