I love writing.
Whether it be a shopping list, a birthday card or my innermost thoughts in a journal - I have always preferred to put pen to paper rather than type it up on my phone or computer.
“...the joy of letter writing is fast becoming a dying art.”
As much as I love and appreciate all things digital, in recent years I've come to realise that the joy of letter writing is fast becoming a dying art. I've noticed in my generation that we seem to have lost the joy in taking time to write: Birthday wishes are written on a Facebook wall, daily correspondence is via email & a quick message to friends is via text.
Now don't get me wrong; all those things are great & most certainly have their place. That said, I still remember the sheer excitement of receiving a postcard from my Dad when he was away for work or the joy I feel when looking in the postbox to see that a friend has written me a letter. For me it doesn't get any better than that.
I believe that when you take time to write a letter or a note for someone, you are showing a part of yourself. You're showing the person on the receiving end that you want to sit down & take the time to write to them, no matter how long or short it may be. It means so much more because it's intentional and more considered.
Is there someone you know who could do with a note to let them know what you're up to, that you miss them, or just that you want to say hello and are thinking of them? I can almost guarantee that if you take that time to sit & write a little something for someone, you have the potential to make their day.