Well if not a love letter, then send someone a letter out of genuine agape love, care, and/or concern.
Not that long ago were the days when someone actually sat down with a good ole cup of Joe, or tea, to pen a letter of a few heartfelt thoughts to someone. Whether it was a sympathy card, or a "hey, how are you?" letter, snail mail like this was the best kind of mail. However, today with all this technology at our fingertips, sadly we have gotten away from the finer things in life, such as the very simplest form of communication; the handwritten letter.
I love to write letters! It's a timeless gesture that I partake in at least once a month, to send out handwritten greetings to family, friends, and colleagues. Sometimes it can be small talk non directed, and at other times directed. My overall intent is to let the receiver know that I am thinking of them and how much they are appreciated. That I'm glad they're a part of my life, no matter the relationship.
Here are a few reasons why you should send some a handwritten letter:
1. to encourage someone (Life is Hard. We struggle as humans. Some of us handle our struggles differently but we all respond well to words that help us get over the hurdles, and in a positive way. Trust me, you never know.).
2. to say thank you: (Life is Busy. Sometimes we forget say thank you. Hasn't someone at one point or another in our lives done something really nice for us? No matter how little or big the gesture, they did it, and they deserve a thank you. Even if someone did something for you eons ago, and if you sent them a note with an intentional thank you, they will be touched! It's a great feeling being remembered for the kind deed or gesture. Even if it was eons ago.).
3. to acknowledge: (Life is full of well, Life. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be overwhelming. So instead of picking up the phone or sending a text to someone, write them a note. This gesture will be memorable, and you very much appreciated.).
4. to share things: (the Good News, accomplishments, recipes, jokes, actual photos (yes they still do exist!), and more.).
5. to uplift yourself: (Life is about Giving. And what better way to give of yourself than to pour out your heart , and put into words your thoughts and feelings. There is much joy, contentment, and a moment of elation at the thought of sending someone hope. Writing letters can be very therapeutic. Not just for the receiver, but for the sender as well.).
6. to bless someone: (Counts all the Above. You just never know what someone is going through. Receiving that letter or note in the mail from you can be just the "gem" to turn someone's frown upside down. This I know from experience.).
And how about you? When was the last time you sent someone a letter or a note, outside of the standard greeting card? Invite you to share your experiences in the comments below. And if you haven't, then I challenge you to send someone a heartfelt handwritten note today.