Growing up, do you remember how it was some of the little things that could really make a big impact? Kind words, acts of friendship, playing games and enjoying the company of people you care about create some of the most unforgettable moments. There are a few things that we as a society, don’t do often anymore that can still make someone’s day as well as make you feel good too. What could you do that doesn’t cost hardly anything but means so much to children and adults alike?
There is something almost magical about receiving a hand-written letter in the mail, no matter how old you are!
I would love to present this challenge to you: This week, write someone a letter and actually mail it to them. It doesn’t matter if they live next door or in another country. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated. A simple “hello” to let them know you’re thinking of them is meaningful.
I remember as a child, receiving little letters and sometimes little care packages from my grandma. I tell you what, I still have those little letters! They made me feel special, cared about. I knew I was cared about but a letter just to me? Well, that was precious.
Do you know a child that would love to get their own mail? What about an elderly relative that you don’t seem to be able to keep in touch with as often as you would like? I’m sure they would love a nice letter telling them about things going on in your life and asking them about theirs.
But, don’t be surprised if you get one back, sometimes that’s how it works. Maybe it could turn into a more common hobby. Send pictures (another lost art with phone cameras) or a drawing, stickers or a poem. Maybe some stamps (so they can mail you letters) a newspaper comic strip or article, or again – a simple “hello! just thinking about you” can really make a difference.