E-mails are sent by the millions
every single day of the year. They are informative and friendly, and
sometimes very exasperating. You get them from people you know,
would like to know, or wish you didn't know. There is one very big
flaw with the current e-mail system - it is very impersonal.
Letter writing, sending greeting
cards, or even short notes to family, friends, acquaintances,
companies, and a myriad of other individuals has always been a very
important part of life. Remember those "Thank-you" notes
that Mom and Dad made you write. Well, you can thank them for their
insight, expertise, and on-going effort to instill in you a very
meaningful, and precious part of life. Yes, extending a bit of
yourself to those you are trying to reach. E-mails will never give
that feeling - or reach that pinnacle of perfection.
We all - yes, men, women, and
children alike - treasure "special" cards and notes we
have received. That first anniversary card, a simple note
congratulating us on a personal victory, and even condolences when
we were at our lowest. These written gestures touched us in a way
that a computer never will. Someone took the time
to put pen to paper and think of us with some very special thoughts.
Whatever your state in life - however
old you are - and wherever you live - don't give up on a vital part
of living. Even if you don't have store-bought stationary or fancy
envelopes, a simple piece of paper penned in your own handwriting
and sent with your sentiments of affection, love, loyalty, or
whatever you are feeling, will reach the recipient and let them know
and actually "feel" your words. Holidays are not the only
time to write, and neither are birthdays, though these are special
Take a moment, pick up a pen - you
can even try scented ones with colored ink if you are feeling
especially creative - and send someone a note from you -
personalized, and touching. Without taking a lot of effort, you will
have "made their day."
Writing does not have to be
time-consuming, or expensive, just meaningful and giving. Don't let
this most wonderful part of life go by the wayside - you won't
regret it, so ENJOY!