Good Friday evening sweet people. I hope that your week has been fabulous. We Did It! It’s the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. Mostly not to set that alarm clock in the morning. I want to ask a question. When is the last time you received a letter in the mail? I mean a true, handwritten note from a friend or an acquaintance. It’s been a while hasn’t it. It’s so much easier to pull up and email address and type a few things and hit send. Grab your phone and send out a quick text. Can I just say how “personal” it is to receive a letter or card that someone has hand written. In my heart I believe, and I have said this before, everything that you do should begin by being personal. Nothing is anything if it’s not personal.
I remember when I was in middle and high school (it was a pretty long time ago) the big thing to do was write letters to each other. We use to literally get into trouble for writing letters while we were suppose to be paying attention in class. I had the same little boyfriend for 4 years in high school and I believe he gave me a handwritten note every day. I looked forward to them. One thing I remember is that he had beautiful handwriting and he was a lefty. He also folded them strange. Don’t ask me how it just sort of was folded into a square and it had a flap to pull to open it. Isn’t it funny how we remember things like that. I believe I still have them somewhere in my mommas attic. I should pull them out some day and have a good laugh.
Do you remember receiving birthday or Christmas cards from a loved one? My grandmother comes to mind. She always wrote in the cards. Not just “love, mamaw”. (Yes we called her mamaw. I’m from the south remember.) She wrote sentences. I have literally been with her when she went to the Halmark store to pick out a card for someone. It was a long drawn out process people. I believe she read every card in the section. She had to pick out the right card for the right person and the right occasion. It use to get on my nerves so bad. Here I was a 7 year old wanting to get over to the toy store but instead I was waiting for my mamaw to read every flippin card in the store. I remember once I took over a box of “all occasion” cards trying to convince her that if she bought the variety box that she wouldn’t have to worry about coming to pick one out so often. If looks could have killed y’all then you wouldn’t have been reading this blog. To her there was nothing more personal or important than a hand picked card. Oh how I wish she were still here so that I could receive a card from her. They just don’t make sweet little women like that anymore.
This past year, when the Covid garbage started, I bought some blank cards from Amazon and I just started sending them to people randomly. I didn’t write a ton in them and I tried to make sure they were just positive. Can I just say that I got more joy out of it then the folks receiving them probably did. Yes, I bought the variety pack of cards (sorry mamaw), but they were neat and unique. I had several people message me once they received the cards and they were so thankful. I plan to begin sending them again this week. You should give it a try. It is so much fun to find the different types of cards to purchase. There are so many varieties of the ones that are blank inside. Pick ones that will remind the person of you. If you have a Tuesday Morning store near you they have tons of boxed variety cards for about 6 dollars. Stamps are pretty cheap as well. I promise you will get as much joy out of it as I do. Sometimes the recipient even sends one back to you. It’s so exciting to go to the mailbox and get something besides bills and junk. I challenge you to try to send one card or note a week. Brighten and lift others up. Your card may be exactly what that person needs to get them through a tough day or stretch in their life. It means so much. I hope that you all have a wonderful evening and an amazing weekend. ❤️Always