In this day of email and text-messaging, how many letters have you received lately? I know for myself, the answer would be very few. Everyone seems to prefer instant messaging or grabbing the cell phone (which some people seem to virtually live on) and talking/texting their friends. I can't imagine very many of those messages are saved and/or treasured.
As a girl, I used to keep every little note or card that I received, regardless of who it was from. I suppose I'm dating myself when I say it was a common practice back then,lol. But I treasured those communications and read them often. I guess because it meant someone took the time to think about me and write that special message for me.
Of course, I realize that letter writing is not totally exstinc, but ask yourself how many you've written in the last month, or received. I bet you can count the number on one hand. And no counting those yearly xeroxed Christmas letters... we're not exactly talking personal there.
So one of my goals for the New Year is to write more letters to a variety of different people. Some of them will be to extended family, but many will be to others who have had an influence on my family in some small way, as well as to the elderly in our church family. I have a feeling they would especially appreciate it.
My goal for the year is 100 letters, which evens out to about 10 a month for the rest of the year. Which is really not that many, once you sit down and get started. To help myself with this, I picked up this journal to keep track of the people I write to. I have my first ten already listed, with my goal being to have those written by the end of February. I'd like to challenge my fellow bloggers to do the same. I know many of you listed this same goal in your beginning of the year resolutions. How are you doing on that? lol Don't you hate it when people check back on those resolutions?:)
And remember, your notes don't have to be especially long, though mine do tend to be so. Kind of like the comments I leave all over the blog-world; some people have even hinted that I'm a tad bit long-winded;) I won't mention any names, but you know who you are...
I plan to give an update on my progress periodically to help keep myself accountable. So anyone who would like to join me in that way is free to do so.
Have a great day~