With the advent of email, texting, Facebook and Twitter, letter writing has become nearly a lost art. Gone are the days of going to the mailbox in hopes of finding an envelope containing crisply folded pages of precious words from your mother, or lover, or friend. Many of us have tucked away such treasures in boxes or drawers to reread again and again as the years pass by. A message saved in the computer just doesn't have the same feeling as knowing the letter you are holding in your hands was also held by the person who wrote to you.
It's a busy world, and our lives run on overdrive. Communications are short and to the point. Not a lot of time for reflection or sweet sentiments. With that in mind, I'm beginning a weekly meme called Write A Letter Wednesday with the purpose being to write a letter to someone you've been thinking of. It might be a family member or a far away friend, a past teacher, or someone you've had a falling out with. It might be a disgruntled missive to a business or service that has disappointed you. There may even be things you'd like to say to your younger or older self! Sending your letter off in the mail is optional (and in some cases ill-advised or impossible), though who knows... you just might be motivated to do so!
I intend to write a letter weekly and post it on the Write A Letter Wednesday blog on Wednesday or thereabouts. I'd be happy to have you join me. If you'd like to share your letter, add your link in Mr. Linky there. It doesn't have to be on Wednesday, write when the spirit moves you! Be sure to visit the other bloggers who are participating in Write a Letter Wednesday and share some comments and encouragement!
Happy letter writing... take your time and enjoy it... see you at Write A Letter Wednesday!