“Letter writing can be seen as a gift because someone has taken his/her time to write and think and express love.” ― Soraya Diase Coffelt
Letters are beautiful, no matter how long or short they may be. They require time and a little effort, but are worth it! I promise.
So here are five reasons why you should consider writing a letter to someone today.
1// It’s a simple way to give a gift. Inexpensive, low on clutter, and personal, a letter is a wonderful gift to both friends and family. Children coming together to write letters of thanks for their parents, grandparents detailing their family history, the ideas are endless!
2// It’s challenging. Writing a letter pushes not only your own writing ability (since you have to write in a way someone else would understand, as opposed to a personal journal), but your own thoughts on a specific subject. Does this make sense? Is this truly what I think about this? Challenge is good. Challenge is growth.
3// To relive memories. Writing them out to share with another enables you to relive that memory, and all the highs and lows that accompanies it. You offer an unique perspective in a memory, and the practice of writing it down for another to read can often clarify its meaning and impact upon your own life.
4// It’s therapeutic. To write your thoughts on paper, pop them in an envelope, and watch it fly away is strangely freeing. Try it and see. Send those words out into the vast world, and realize that they no longer have to weigh you down.
5// And most important, to remind someone that they are not forgotten. In an age of digital social habits, most people feel forgotten in the empty touch of it all. A letter means that you thought of someone else, took time to set pen to paper, and selected specific words only for them. That is an act of love, and one that should not be trivialized. To be remembered is often what most of us crave in our days. That is why letters are received with such delight and anticipation.
Go on. Write one today. I bet you’ll love it, and I know the person receiving it will!
So what’s holding you back from writing one today?