Random Acts of Kindness: Write a letter to a long-distance friend.
In the age of digital and communicating through our devices very rarely do we receive snail mail. That’s right the good ole fashioned letter. I used to love getting letters in the mail when I was a kid. I would write my friends out of state and get excited each time I got a responding letter. I decided to bring back this old way of communicating as a part of Random Acts of Kindness.
Receiving a handwritten letter can be so meaningful. It can simply brighten someone’s day the second they open it. I decided to write two letters to two very dear friends of mine who live out of state. Both are going through different life stages and I felt a little letter of encouragement and uplifting words would make them smile. I picked a simple stationary and wrote from the heart.
Yes it’s easier to just pick up the phone and call. It takes 5 seconds to send a “Hey, how are you?” text. But sitting down and writing out words takes so much more than quick actions. It takes well thought-out sentences, quotes and crafted words to make a great letter. I wanted to do something special and memorable.
I grabbed my best stationary and wrote out two personal and meaningful letters to my two best friends. As I wrote them, a smile set on my face. I knew they would appreciate the correspondence and find these letters warming.
I love the idea of bringing back letter-writing. It is such a personal way of communicating with others without seeing each other face to face. As I slipped my letters into the mailbox on Monday it brought a smile to my face. Knowing my two dear friends were on the receiving end made me feel happy.
Do you often write letters to friends/pen pals? Share with us!