Monday, May 5, 2014

Pen to Paper


For eighteen weeks now I have put pen to paper. I have sat, with a cup of tea, beautiful stationary and a pen in my hand, writing a letter. Those letters have traveled around the world, landing in the mailboxes of unsuspecting friends. Birthday cards have been sent, letters to blog friends, postcards, and little care packages.

It is such a simple gesture, sending a letter, but it has the power to change a day, to bring a smile to someones face, and to let the receiver know they are being thought of. I know, because it is how I feel when I receive mail from friends. It is so very easy to send a quick private message, text or email, it is definitely faster, but for me, there is still something so very lovely about a handwritten letter. Taking the time to sit down, collect your thoughts, write the words, address the envelope, and take it to the post office...all of those require intention, thought, and being present and mindful. Writing a letter is a simple gesture that says so much more than the words written in it.

I am reminded again and again that it really is the simple things that bring us joy, and this little ritual is definitely one of those simple things.

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P.S. If you like to receive little surprises in the mail be sure to email your address to me.

16 comments:

  1. I know I've loved receiving your little words... Don't believe I have not written back because of not meaning too... I'm working on something and time had escaped me recently. :-) xo

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  2. well now, I guess I'll be getting something some day in the future! What fun :)

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    1. Yes, Karen, I do owe you a little note don't I :) Soon, I promise.

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  3. I would love to do this Kim, can we swap mail?
    I'll get my address to you sometime today.

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  4. Oooh! Me, please? I love exchanging mail. :) xo

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  5. I really enjoyed receving your words over here far, far away;)

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    1. That is so lovely to hear Karin-Ida. And I loved receiving your letter :)

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  6. Thanks for this lovely reminder. I had every intention this year to send postcards to my friends, just because! I even bought stamps. I should really sit down and write them :(
    I'll email you, maybe we could even have a mini nature swap with things that fit into an envelope??

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    1. Happy to remind you :)

      And yes, a little nature swap sounds awesome. Got your email, I will email you back later today.

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  7. i loved my letter from you-- it came at a perfect time when I need a surprise smile. Thanks!

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  8. I love this. And its reminded me I have a letter to write too. It was one of my intentions this year to write more, not just 'think' about doing it, but actually do it.
    If you ever fancy a north/south hemisphere letter swop let me know!

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    1. Thanks Aimee, happy to remind you. And yes, would love to swap letters, pass along your address :)

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