Over the past month or so I have really been slacking on my letter writing. Sure, the internet and e-mailing is a quicker and more efficient way to do things, but it is not nearly as personal or special as a hand written letter.
My brother’s birthday was May 6th and it took until June 9th to get a card his way. A mother’s day card went out today as well. Does the saying “better late than never” fit here or am I using it as an excuse to be lazy?
I have definitely not been lazy about writing, just about correspondence. In my book, that is no excuse to ignore friends old and new. So last night, I sat down (more like laid down on the living room floor) and wrote letters until well beyond my hand hurt. I got most of them written.
I have four letter’s remaining. Two of them are extra special. One is a new friend, and we have instantly connected. She is bright and funny and isn’t afraid to write a lot. The other is a newish friend (we’ve been corresponding since February). She took the time to write me an 11 paged letter. That’s rare in our current day and age. With her, I want to take the time to write her a proper letter back, she deserves it. The other two are just as special, but not as long. I basically couldn’t write anymore last night! These four letters are part of my agenda this week. I hope to write one letter a day and have all letters posted to the mail by Friday.
I remember the luster of e-mail when I had my first computer. Now, I use it to get billing receipts from paying for things online. It is also a house for all the junk mail. At least this is easier to delete. I hope to never lose touch with Snail Mailing my friends. It’s a lost art and it is time to bring it back to life!