- The letter needs to be at least 300 words.
- Can be digital or physical, up to you.
- If both parents have passed away, write the letter to someone for whom you think it would be meaningful (child, sibling, mentor, etc).
- If your relationship with one of both of your parents is not so good, then maybe this can be a way to restoration. Of course you would need to judge whether it would be wise, but try to not let fear or pride stand in the way of showing love.
The inspiration behind this challenge
We can often be so busy in life, that we forget to show appreciation for those who have done so much for us to be able to get to where we are today in life. I (Melvin) wish I was better at showing my appreciation for my parents. You also never know how long you will still have them around, so it is important to take hold of opportunities to show what they mean to you and that they are valuable in your eyes.
Our source of inspiration, the Bible, strongly encourages us to take care of the relationship with our parents. It’s even one of the famous ten commandments, ‘honor your father and mother’. The Bible is a great promoter of relationships and showing care for others. And that doesn’t need to be some great, expensive, life-changing whatever, it can be as simple as this challenge.