what happened to writing letters?

I think I was born to be a blogger. For some reason I was always drawn to long distance relationships. (Or maybe that says something awkwardly social about me?!) I would have pen pals from hundreds and thousands of miles away. I remember making friends at summer camp and exchanging addresses and writing letters back and forth for years. Now, a few of them I'm friends with on Facebook and we still get to keep up via social media. Darn, I should have invented social media back when I was 12. What was I thinking?!

I used to be a really good letter writer. Friends, boyfriends, family, anyone I could find to write to. But then the internet happened and email happened. When I would need to mail something to someone I would be scrounging through the house for a blank note card just to have something other than blank notebook paper to send.

What happened to a beautiful handwritten note?Β  A note of encouragement? Of love? Of friendship? Pouring into another person to affirm them in what they are doing?

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My husband and I have even gotten bad about it lately. We were always so good about handwritten notes to each other. I love seeing his handwriting on whatever he might have found to scribble me a love note on. There's something so special, so intentional, about words written. In pen. On paper. But life get's busy, kids happen, busy gets in the way.

I encourage you to go dig through a drawer and find an ink pen and write a note to someone. Yes, you may have to go to to post office to get (dare, I say it?) STAMPS, but I promise it will be worth it! The smile you will put on someone's face by taking five minutes to focus on them, to say hello, to tell them you are praying for them? Worth. It.

Who in your life needs a letter today?Β  Is it you? Send me your address!!!

 

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