Yesterday, someone told me about a card that they had received that touched their heart. I have been thinking about that conversation ever since…
Do you remember the time when you were so excited to receive an email or a text because it was something so foreign and new to you? That was the day when we tossed cards to the side that we received in the mail. We looked at them later in order to read a message on these new digital platforms first.
Well, times are reversed. The notes we receive on our computers and phones are now common place and more rare and precious is the hand-written card or letter.
How amazing is the art of letter writing!
I have been blessed with a husband who has never been afraid to put his thoughts and feelings in writing to me, when we first dated and still today. I receive the nicest, well-thought out sentiments from him on my birthday, our anniversary, for Valentine’s Day, when I’ve had a bad day, and sometimes for no reason at all other than to tell me he loves me.
I believe that letters and notes to our friends and family are every bit as precious! I have taken time to write a note of thanks after being invited to a gathering, having lunch with a friend, following a conversation that I enjoyed having with someone, or receiving a gift…. Do I always remember? No. But I am making it my mission to be even more consistent in this area of my life.
I once gave someone the advice that talking to a person was better than letter-writing. I kind of wish I could take that back. Talking is always great, but there is something very special about having something in your hand that can be treasured, to relive the words of appreciation, the special memories, the love… again and again.
If you don’t have any stationary or note cards, I encourage you to think about picking up some. While a letter or note on a blank sheet of paper is every bit as precious, I think fun papers make the experience even more enjoyable for the writer.
And if you receive an unexpected note from me? Well, don’t be surprised! 🙂