Today, I received an unexpected email from one of my friends who I am in a Christian small group with. The subject simply said: “encouragement note”. Wondering what this was about, since I had missed last week’s meeting, I opened it, and she went on to tell me that all of the women in my small group had written each other notes of encouragement last week and that mine was attached. I read the attached document and almost cried. Their words of kindness and encouragement meant so much to me and came at just the right time. Not to mention that two days ago, a friend of mine emailed me and said that he would call me sometime this week so that we could talk. I was not expecting that either, and almost cried then because I was so happy.