Make Believe?


© Jeanne E Webster – All Rights Reserved.


Have you ever had a glum day and couldn’t get into it? Sure, we all have. One of mine popped up a few days ago and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t put on that happy face and smile at the world. I guess you’d call me a grump! Ok. Well, out of grumpiness comes a good idea…sometimes.

Remember this tune?–

“I’m gonna sit right down

And write myself a letter,

And make believe it came from you.

I’m gonna write words oh, so sweet

They’re gonna knock me off of my feet,

A lot of kisses on the bottom,

I’ll be glad I got ‘em.


“I’m gonna smile and say,

“I hope you’re feeling better,”

And close with love,

The way that you do.

I’m gonna sit right down

And write myself a letter,

And make believe it came from you.”

~Fats Waller `

Well, I wrote myself a letter…and told myself all my troubles, my aches and pains, my hopes and dreams, and whatever else was on my heart. And then I e-mailed it…to myself.  Next I wrote myself another letter…this one was from Jesus.

He reminded me of who I was and how I was supposed to be living. He told me again of those wonderful words of life, and the promises he had made to every believer. He knows every heartache, every teardrop, every single burden ever suffered by the human race.

And you know what? Peace began to flow like a river and the heaviness of the day was lifted like the dust-filled mist on a cool fall morning.  He signed the letter, “Love, Jesus.”  How could I be glum after all that?!

You see, the exercise released the toxic potion within me, and Jesus threw it into the farthest sea. He is the Healer of mankind and can mend all your broken dreams and days. Partake of your daily supplements; they’re written in the Bible. The Holy Spirit will show you the way. Swallow your pride along with the supplements and you’ll heal much faster.

Maybe you will want to write a letter…huh?