“Blessed be letters ~ they are the monitors, they are also the comforters, and they are the only true heart-talkers.” Donald B. Mitchell
Email’s great, but writing a letter is so much better! I believe in writing letters. This age old ritual blesses both recipient and author. Who doesn’t enjoy the thrill of retrieving a hand written note from the bundle of daily mail? Our teenagers still squeal with delight upon discovering a letter addressed to them..octogenarians often structure their day around the visit to the mailbox…and every night upon arriving home, husbands (and wives) all over the world inquire, “Any mail today?” Many letters are kept…cherished for years, decades sometimes centuries. We tend to express things in writing that would not be conveyed via email or chat or phone. We open our hearts in letters. What better gift to our loved ones and ourselves?
To encourage those of you reading this blog who share my love of letters and would like to make some time to write, I have a special gift….For the first 100 responses, I will provide an assorted set of six of my square note cards ($14 value) for the cost of shipping and handling ~ just $3.50. Please choose “Writing Project” from my website www.giftsofgratitude.com. This will fuel one week’s worth of letter writing!The inspiration that sparked this offer came from a course I took last spring centered around “The Artist’s Way” by Julie Cameron. The chapter on “Recovering a Sense of Abundance” includes a weekly assignment of writing a letter each day. For those of you who have not discovered this book, I highly recommend it. For others who have completed the course and worked through this task, you will understand my enthusiasm for encouraging and enabling others to practice the ritual of writing by hand. Embracing our family and friends through letters truly does reveal an abundant sense of gratitude…and through this self-enrichment, reaches out and blesses others in meaningful ways.
With love and gratitude,