How often do we do it? We write an email and intend to attach something to it, but before we have had a chance to attach the attachment some primeval urge* within us moves the mouse pointer to hit ‘send’ and it’s gone. Without the attachment. So then we have to send a second email with an ‘oops’ message attaching the attachment this time. It’s really embarrassing if the primeval urge takes over again at that point and the second one goes without the attachment too.
I have made a decision today, which may or may not make ‘sent too soon’ a thing of the past. Often in my emails I sign them off with ‘bless you’ or something similar. As I sent an email a little earlier it struck me that saying or writing ‘bless you’ is not enough. So I have resolved that before I hit ‘send’ in response to my primeval urge I will pray a quick prayer of blessing for the recipient(s) of that email.
It may not prevent me from ‘sending without attaching’ face plants, but I hope I will at least be sending with a blessing.
Be blessed, be a blessing.
(And yes I have just prayed for you!)
*I am not sure what primeval urge would cause us to click – perhaps it comes from a drumming instinct or a previously undiscovered benefit from tapping small rodents on the head?
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I try to attach the files when I write ‘attached’ in the body of the email…
It’s a good discipline if you can remember it!
Hi Nick – good stuff! I just recently started doing the same thing – and praying a prayer for everyone i am writing to – hmmmmmm and i thought i wasn’t an intercessor – hahahahah but God shows us different ways to enter into that word which always seems a scary word. I will be moving abroad for three months soon Nick – to Uganda! I believe it is a time of transition! Please go to my newsletter – blog at http://www.joycebrandt56.wordpress.com and like it – and i think it then notifies you when i update. God is Good all the time! Be blessed as i just prayed for you dear brother in the Lord! love Joyce xx Haven’t worked out how to send it to facebook yet hehehehehehe
Thanks Joyce – many blessings to you as you bless others!