My mother is big on thank you notes. In fact, I got one from her yesterday. I have told her repeatedly that she doesn't have to send them -- she always thanks me for things in person AND via email, but she is convinced that it doesn't count without a handwritten note.
And let's face it: I honestly love getting them. There is very little that is more fun than peering into my mailbox and seeing a hand-lettered envelope instead of something that's pre-printed (and which will likely end up in the recycling bin). My mother's handwriting is very precise and distinctive, and seeing it makes my heart smile.
Maybe that's why people still believe in letters and cards; they are a personal touch in a frequently impersonal world, a spot of sunshine on every kind of day. They can be kept and become lovely, treasured mementos. As I get older, I find that I keep more and more of the cards and letters I receive, because in a world that is fast paced and transient, they are a reminder of something that can be slowed down and lasting.
Which is why the next time I have a few extra moments, I'm going to sit down and write out some cards. It takes very little time to brighten up someone's day, and who knows? Maybe they will pay it forward as well, and the world will be better for it.
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