Posts Tagged ‘snail mail’

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are trying to just survive? Where you feel like if you allow your heart and mind to go where they are drawn that you’ll just spend the time choking back tears and trying different breathing techniques in an effort to calm down? It has been one of those weeks for me. Not every single moment of the week, but definitely much of it.

This morning when I got up I tried to think of a few things to do to bring peace into my day. I took an extra minute or two in the shower, had a cup of coffee while spending a few minutes reading something inspirational and I called my grandmother. Not to talk about anything specific but just to check in as I often do. Then this afternoon rolled around and I felt it necessary to do something else to relax. My little one was napping and I had a few minutes. So I made a cup of tea and decided to write a letter. (Do you remember my post Snail Mail earlier in the year?) I guess I can’t really call it a letter. It was fairly short as it was written on a card. But it was a paper and ink type of note. One I’ll place in my mailbox tomorrow morning, raise the red flag, and two business days later someone will have a surprise in their mailbox. Initially I was thinking how it would be a nice surprise to receive something other than bills in the mailbox, but as I was writing I realized it made me feel good just to sit down and do so. It was peaceful and it was just what I needed to bring an extra touch of comfort to my day.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux

What do you do when you are in the midst of a difficult day or time in your life? How do you cope? What little things do you do to brighten your day?


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Snail Mail

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? Not a birthday card or a thank you note; but a letter. The good old-fashioned sit down and write a letter type? When was the last time you sent one? I can’t remember when the last time I sent one was. It has been at least a couple of years. Especially since I never got a response. At least not in my mailbox outside. I’m sure I received a phone call or an email but nothing in the mailbox.

I used to love writing letters. Or maybe it was the receiving that I loved. As a child I had a cousin and a friend who also liked to write letters. However those days seem to be long gone. Wouldn’t you like to get something other than bills and magazines for a change? Maybe this week I should write one. I still haven’t started my thank you notes from Christmas so I better do those first but after those are complete I think I’ll write a letter.

Maybe a little something in the mailbox could end up being something very uplifting for that person the day it arrives. You know those days – a long day at work, dragging thru a day after a restless night or a day that nothing seemed to go the way it should have. Who better than to send one to than my cousin. Perhaps her childhood ways will come back to her; if only long enough to write one letter.

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