Friday, December 23, 2005

your mission, should you choose to accept it

Hello, 4:12Live readers. Today is December 23, which means tomorrow is Christmas Eve. (Yes. I know my powers of deduction are astounding.) This being such a special time of year--a time when we give gifts and spread good cheer and enjoy two weeks of sleeping late--I thought it appropriate to give you an assignment.

Don't worry. There's no advanced math or research involved. It's simple really. You're already sitting at your computer, so you can do it right now. Dust off your direction-following skills, and read on:

1. Log on to your e-mail account.
2. Select ten people from your address book.
3. Compose messages of gratitude, telling them why you appreciate them and how much you love them.
4. Send the messages.

For five points extra credit, make phone calls instead. And for a whopping 10 extra points, write actual letters or notes and send them through the mail.

That's it. Not too difficult. Doesn't cost you anything (except maybe a few stamps). And, no, this won't be on the test. But it will leave a lasting impression on your loved ones and brighten their lives. Perhaps they'll even follow your example and pass the blessing along. Let's reverse the greedy grab-fest me-me-me mentality, and heap some love on a few unsuspecting heads.

Oh! and one more thought for the day: You'd be surprised how much impact you have on other people. Don't underestimate your influence. Love lavishly.

This message will not self destruct. On the contrary, its repercussions may be felt all around the world. Merry Christmas!

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