Pay It Forward With A Letter
Posted by infinitygoods on September 10, 2007
They claim the art of letter writing has been lost due to e-mails and instant messaging, and I suppose they claimed the same at the time when telephones and telegrams were a novelty. But I would argue that the advances of communications have elevated letter writing to a more important and higher art form.
Now instead of writing a letter just to relay information, we are writing to let the receiver know that we care. There might be no fresh news at all because that would be reserved for the 21st century methods. But more important than fresh news is letting someone know that we are thinking about them, that we care enough to take time out of our busy schedules to find special stationery or cards to send their way.
I know it makes my day when I open my own mailbox and find, amidst all the annoying bills and junk mail, a brightly colored envelope with pretty stickers and collectible stamps. I can tell who the letter is from, just by the creative style or the familiar stationery used.
It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day. Even a postcard will let them know that someone remembered them, that someone thinks they are special or that someone loves them. So, as I will be writing several letters this week to some dear friends and relatives, I urge you to do the same. Even if you see them on a regular basis they will be all the more pleasantly surprised to find a letter from you.