Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Month of Letters: How You Doin'?

How has your month of letters been coming along?

If you're anything like me, you may be close to your target.

You may also have been a bit of an overachiever from time to time, creating packages rather than "just" letters.

Some of your letters have been whoppers, saying things that have been unsaid to old friends.

Other times, you may have been able to relax and simply dash off what's in your heart and head, not having to think once putting pen to paper.

Maybe one or two of your letters was to the post office. (Hopefully you were able to praise excellent service.)

When a day goes past and the postmaster doesn't get something: why? Oh, that pesky thing called life: visitors, family, sick cats, sick kids, sick adults, long hours at work, headaches, weather.

Any way you look at it, it's not the end of the month — or even the end of the world. You have a few more days, a few more envelopes, a few more stamps. Keep it up (or start now, it's never too late to begin something this wonderful).

How about stepping down to the corner store and picking up some postcards? Someone you know doesn't live where you do, and they'd love to get that "kitchy" card.

Or get those postcard backs from the stationery store and mail some personal photo-postcards from your own snapshot collection. If the photos are still on your camera or phone, the store will show you how to upload the photos. Do it online or at the store. A picture is worth a few words right there (though dashing a few lines onto the back would be appreciated).

So, what are you waiting for? Write a letter!

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