When was the last time you sent an actual letter? Handwritten and sealed with a stamp and a kiss? None of this email malarky, a proper letter. Of course, emails are convenient, but they don’t contain real glitter or the scent of the writer.
I love letters. Writing them- the way the ink flows from the pen, it’s ridiculously therapeutic; and receiving letters. Finding an envelope with your name written by someone else’s pen. Seeing their thoughts leaked all over the paper. This type nonsense cannot compete.
So, why not pick up a pen instead of your keypad? OK, so it might take a week to reach the recipient, but it’ll be sure to make their day, maybe even their entire week, which more than makes up for the week they had to wait on hearing from you.
Or if you don’t have much to say, how about a postcard? Or if you’ve forgotten how to write by hand (shame on you), use a typewriter- just because. Or type it up and print it out and sign it by hand.
You could even write a letter to a stranger. I stumbled across this TED Talks:
A simple, but beautiful idea. Next time you’re sitting waiting on a bus, or have a spare two minutes; why not pick up a pen and scribble a lovely note that could make someones whole day turn the right way around…
“And none will hear the Postman’s knock without a quickening of the heart. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?” W.H.Auden