Do you have any cards or letters stashed away, something you received from someone close to your heart? Maybe from a partner or a lover, or a mother or a daughter. Maybe words of wisdom from your father, or a special thank you from your son. Years ago letters and cards posted thru the mail were treasured, tied up in bundles and put away in boxes or drawers for safe keeping, to be read again and savored, sometimes even passed down from generation to generation. What made them special enough to keep?
I have a few such things tucked away, cards and letters that touched my heart, words of forgiveness, encouragement, appreciation, love. What makes them special is not only what they say, but that the words are written in handwriting so familiar, inscribed by hands that touched the page... and touched my heart. Sometime I trace my fingers across the words, connecting with the energy that formed them. Emails screened up on the computer don't quite have that same effect, do they?
Letter writing has nearly become a lost art. It is rare to find anything fun in your mailbox amidst the advertising and bills. How awesome it is when it happens! I am blessed to have a wonderful friend who often sends me something fun in the mail. We pick up our mail from the post office a couple times weekly, and nothing brings a smile to my face more than to find her graceful handwriting on an envelope or flat. I never wait until I get home to find out what's inside. Like an eager child I must open it as soon as I am back in my car. I do, and then I smile, warm in the knowledge that she was thinking of me. Thank you Annie, for your love, and for adding these wonderful bright spots to my life!
When was the last time you sent someone a handwritten letter or a greeting, or picked up some small item and sent it off with a note, just to say hello? Don't think about it... DO IT! You'd be surprised at the reactions you might receive from a parent who is missing you, a child away at college, a brother you don't see often, or a friend who is going thru tough times. It doesn't have to be eloquent or fancy, it doesn't have to be paragraphs and pages long. Just share what's in your heart and mail it off! I promise that small act will create ripples of happiness in the universe. And on top of that... it's fun! :-)