I found a note sitting on the coffee table last night from my son, Jordan to my daughter, Madelynn. It was right next to a pile of pillows and blankets and read:
“Sorry Madelynn I fixt your fort love Jordan”
There was no punctuation. And I’m not sure if spell-check would catch that “fixt” means “fixed.” All I know is when I found the note, I knew it was written from a sincere heart. How do I know this? Because Jordan’s mom didn’t make him write it! I didn’t even give him the suggestion.
Isn’t it true that sometimes our most genuine way to communicate with others is through actions that don’t require prompting? Sharing honestly with others can come in the form of saying, “I’m sorry” or “I love you” or “I miss you” or whatever phrase we would like to fill in the blank. We say these words because we want to, not because we have to.
Our messages do not need punctuation. They don’t even need perfection. They simply need to be expressed with an open heart.