When you were little, what did you have to do before you could play with a toy or spend your birthday money? This is an activity brides have to attend to within a specific period of time or risk alienating family and friends. Do you labor over what to say and hear guilty admonishments in your head when you know you are behind in accomplishing this task?
Do you know what I’m talking about? If you guessed writing thank you notes, you are correct.
Now, I’d like to suggest you expand this activity beyond thank you for a specific gift…consider sending a note to say that you are thinking about someone, that you are grateful they are in your life, that you just wanted to say “Hi.”
Be a Rebel and turn your back on technology. Now, please do not have a panic attack. I know you could not live without voice mail and e-mail access 24-hours a day. I’m not suggesting that you do away with all your modern devices such as your cell phone, laptop, or iPad.
Reach out and connect in a personal and significant way with a letter in honor of National Card and Letter Writing Month. There is no substitution for the feeling of pen on paper putting your thoughts on the page as far as I am concerned. Of course, as a lover of journal writing my confessing I love receiving and sending hand-written notes comes as no surprise. The next time you want to really make an impact, try sending a pretty note card or even a single sheet of paper with a few lines from you. It will be a gesture that is remembered. Perhaps even imitated. Happy writing!