Love Notes, Letters and Cards
More than anything, I think we should work towards being more present. We must find gratitude for the simple moments in life that. These moments are the ones that we will always remember, because they shape the world around you, into a better place. These moments invite warmth and love into our hearts, and melt down the walls we build around ourselves.
To start, we should write more love notes, letters and cards. The old fashioned kind. The kind that require ink on paper, not keys pressed and words on a bright screen. We should write from the heart, a place deep inside of us. A part of us that is vulnerable, open and real. Letting all of those thoughts be permanently written, and delivered to the person you love.
Can you remember the last time you wrote a letter – by hand? This seems to be a lost art. Communication is so much quicker today; email, text, phone calls, all of which bring instant gratification. What ever happened to good ol’ pen and paper, white envelopes and interesting stamps?
People no longer need to sit down and express themselves with intention. But what if you did? Imagine your love letter, note or card sitting in the mail box, waiting to be opened. The person anxiously tearing through the envelope seal, unfolding the letter and breathing in your words – knowing, if just for a moment, you were thinking of them.
Writing allows you to pause and assess your thoughts and feelings before sharing them.
So I challenge you to try it. Sit down, and write a love note, letter or card. Then, mail it and wait for it to travel around the world to the person you love. Fill it with raw, heart felt emotions, and you may be surprised by the response. And if not a love note, then simply a letter, documenting your day to day life, letting them have a peak into your experience.