When was the last time you took the time to sit down and handwrite a note, fold and stuff that message into an envelope, lick it shut, stick a postage stamp on the front and drop it into the mailbox?
This question normally yields the below response:
(Insert: eye rolls)
“Warrior Princess, really, who has time for that?”
I do. And, I am fortunate enough to have some really wonderful people in my life who also make the time to do something as simple as drop a line in the mail. About two years ago, I started a postcard wall in my house. I encouraged people to send me a postcard whenever they traveled. It was a nice surprise ending to my routine day to discover a message from someone’s vacation sitting in my mailbox . When I receive such mail, the same big cheek smile spreads across my face and throughout my body a warmth grows . It’s special. It’s a novelty. And, to me, it’s all part of the magic of life.
Today I’m dropping three packages in the mail for my two grandmothers and my aunt. As I write this muse, I’m also giddy and warm knowing that when they receive this mail it will add color and joy to their day.
Double Dog Dare: Extend yourself and make someone else’s day with a handwritten note. It doesn’t matter who you write to, it could be a thank you to the restaurant you ate at last night or to a high school teacher that made a lasting impression.
Added Incentive: If you complete this double dog dare and email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you a personalized note. In that email please tell me something about yourself and your experience completing this dare.
Magical Snail Mail,
A Warrior Princess