Stamps and All
For those who regularly read this blog, you might remember that I’m following the Lenten calendar I wrote about on February 12. Today the calendar suggests that I “make a card for someone who needs extra love.” I’m going to go one better. How about a letter? You know — where you get out stationery and a stamp and you share your thoughts and news with someone you love. Letters. I’m going to be sending mine from Texas, where I am teaching but want to take a moment to tell a friend how much I appreciate her friendship and ask her how she’s doing following the loss of her dad. Actually make that two letters. Who in your life would love to receive a nice note from you? Who do you know who could use a reminder that you are cheering them on in life?
It’s funny you should mention a letter. I printed the Lenten calendar and when I saw today’s entry I immediately resolved to send a letter to an old friend that is long overdue. It is so tempting to email, but I hope a hand-written letter tells my friend that even though we rarely see each other, she is still very special to me.
I have had the intention of writing a letter since the beginning of the year; I’ve yet to put pen to paper. I used to love writing letters! Thank you for the encouragement.
I had the idea last year to write 100 Thank You notes. I finally started the quest in January, keeping a list of who I’m writing in my bullet journal. There’s no deadline or other restrictions. Just the intention to put my gratitude to paper and pop it in the mail. Some of them may be considered weird — I wrote a note to David Tennant for all the joy he’s given to my 10th-Doctor-Who-obsessed grandson (who looks just like him), to the Doctor Who production team. Gratitude feels good.