Ayra and I are having fun getting to know each other. We talk mainly through emails, and follow up with a handwritten letter each month along with some thoughtfully selected goodies. We’ve each let slip that we become ridiculously excited with anticipation when our letters are in transit across the miles. Even with the current level of technology that we are all enjoying on multiple platforms, the thrill of giving and receiving tangible postal mail -[that comes from a real person whom you like, and not a bill collector or solicitor]- remains a constant excitement to us all. Even the skeptic in us can’t help but wish for a piece of “good mail” to reveal itself each time the mailbox is opened…and when it does, a smile and hope abound!
I revel in keeping the art of letter writing alive, and the Lovely Letters Exchange program motivates me to do so, [at least once a month]. 😉 Writing a letter helps us connect with thoughts, experiences, and feelings which we may not have entertained otherwise. It’s a way to reminisce and bring memories to life. Letter writing even has the ability to give us permission to ask the hard questions and reveal the honest answers. Sometimes it’s easier to say something in writing rather than in verbal form, and this also allows both parties to put together a thoughtful response without a sense of urgency.
There are no rules in letter writing –> One can be short or long; printed or in cursive; on a postcard, note card, stationary, notebook page, post-it note, or napkin…The possibilities are nearly endless.
If you were challenged to write a letter to someone today, who would you choose?
Now that you’ve picked someone to write to, will you do it?! [Maybe you’ll even receive a note back from them!] 🙂