Monday, September 20, 2010

Gift of Jewel


I got mail - the really good kind! Se'lah over at the Necessary Room organized this wonderful exchange between bloggers, reminiscent of the pen pal days of my youth. All I had to do was send a heartfelt message through the mail and then wait for mine to arrive. It did not disappoint. Last week I came home to a handwritten envelope that tipped me off that it wasn't a bill or a boring piece of corporate literature. No - the exacting cursive writing said "Lyn" on it and it was the first thing I ripped open.

It was from Amelia over at momsdailyretreat - a blog which I was not familiar with - until now. Like a friend dropping in for a visit, I popped over to check her impressive digs. The blog has a soothing feel to it.

I reciprocated with an electronic note of thanks to Amelia and to Se'lah for their efforts. It has inspired me to do more of that -- send personal notes through the mail. As atrocious as my handwriting has become, I think there is something extra thoughtful knowing the pains someone took to deliver a message, and I know how much I enjoy receiving them (thanks to MIH I get them all the time).

The intent was simple ... to spread the love. And it worked.

3 comments:

  1. aren't handwritten letters the best?

    so glad you've received your jewel. yours is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. How fun Lyn! sending and receiving mail is one of my favorite things to do. You are right, there is nothing like finding a handwritten letter in the mailbox!

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  3. I love getting and sending mail. A few of my friends and I have become dedicated snail maliers. We only send emails when there is something time-relevant that can't wait for the post to deliver it. It's so great to get something besides credit card applications and bills in the mail!

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