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  1. V
    Vids

    To Sunil
    I would say thank you

    1 year ago
  2. O.Christina

    I think to one of my dear friends it would be meaningful. She herself loves to send them, too, just for to send a personal note of loving kindness, which is always a joy to read. This question inspires me to send her handwritten notes in return, most probably it would bring joy to her heart, too. Such a sweet reminder! Thank you for this inspiring question.

    1 year ago
  3. d
    dcdeb

    I would write to the divine and ask him why he’s making us go through all of this.

    1 year ago
  4. Mica

    I make all kinds of stuff into cards that I send, especially to my bro and his wife, and to my recently widowed friend. They don’t have big messages, but I love sending them. I’ve had 2 craft classes this year, and I turn anything on paper into a card. They seem to appreciate them.

    1 year ago
  5. TofuLove

    I would write it to everyone suffering in the world, that I don’t have answers but I do care and hope to find ways to improve things.

    1 year ago
  6. LisaBeth

    For the past few years I wrote cards and notes to my Aunt Dolores. She had outlived all her siblings and friends and was our family’s last connection to that generation. Every time she received a note from me should would call and we’d discuss all the family news. She died this summer at age 96 and I really miss writing to her.

    1 year ago
  7. Drew Blanton

    Brother David Steindl-Rast. “Gratefulness rocks!”

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      What a good plan, dear Drew – have you ever met him? He’s wonderful. Warm wishes to you –

      1 year ago
  8. maddie bratt

    if i could choose out of everyone i would write a letter to 6 year old me. i´d tell her that she is beautiful and meaningful and no matter what happens in life she will always have a place on this earth, that thing would get better, then worse and then better again. i´d tell her to embrace the pain and be appriciative of the things in her life that are nice and beautiful.i feel like it would really be healing for me knowing that somone warned her for what´s to come.

    1 year ago
    1. Kim

      Yes!

      1 year ago
    2. d
      db82258

      Maddie, I love this message!!!

      1 year ago
  9. Hot Sauce

    I definitely want to write a handwritten letter or card to the people who have housed me when I have commuted for my internship. It has been such an honor to get to know these people and to experience their generosity. I would write about how much I appreciate their willingness to cook for me and make room for me to stay at their homes and, for one family, how much I loved getting to know their animal companions.

    1 year ago
  10. devy

    It would be great to write a handwritten letter to me. Often I go out of my way to give support either in person or email and ignore me. I will write that I am awesome, worthy loveable. I am so strong and a survivor for the difficulties that I experienced and was able to pull though. I am proud of myself that this week is the 10 year anniversary of sobriety and that because of it, I was able to dive deeply into my inner self, see the reasons why I was abusing, and work on a plan to self heal. I’ve found other avenues to deal with my trials and tribulations such as in meditation, gratitude and soul searching. A much better way of experiencing life and a lot more healthy , both physically and mentally

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Congrats Devy- that is awesome and you should be very proud of that:)

      1 year ago
    2. Michael Mac

      Congrats on you decade of sober inner journey.

      1 year ago
  11. d
    db82258

    When I was seven years old I scrawled out a recipe for what I thought was a beef stew and sent it to my Grandmother. I followed that with a letter telling her my Mother had worn lipstick (shocking). Fifty years later, the letters were returned to me after my Grandmother had passed. She had kept them in a safe spot all those years. My Mother and I got such a chuckle out of it, as I am sure Grandmother did as well. Nice this question brought up such a nice memory.

    1 year ago
  12. KELLIE

    I am thinking of you! To all the people you care about but do not speak or see often

    1 year ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    I would write a letter to my future self. I’d tell her that nothing is ever as bad as I make it out to be, that it’s ok if I can’t do everything, all I can do is try and live in the present, walk the path lightly, and try not to kick up too much dust.

    1 year ago
  14. Veronica Jarrett

    I would write a letter to my father who is deceased. Just thanking him for all the information that he gave me from the time he was present with us. He was truly blessed among measures to provide so much information and to add to the quality of my life. I miss him sooo much.

    1 year ago
  15. Kim

    One of my recurring life lessons is the impact of a few thoughtful words. My young self thought cards were a waste of money and trees…and then I experienced a couple of traumatic losses and the outpouring of support was a lifeline. …be it a handful of words letting me know I was in someone’s thoughts….a shared memory…it was all impactful and meaningful. As I moved forward with my life my feelings about cards/notes changed…this has been a lovely reminder. I think I will start with the zany gas attendant who always stops to chat with me …I know that he has no idea how I appreciate his amazing energy.

    1 year ago
  16. z
    zahraa abb

    I think that I would write it for myself cause I am my most important person maybe I might write it for past me apologizing for not understanding myself and choosing to be my enemy for so long and if I would write for my future self i would ask what I am doing if I am okay or not

    1 year ago
  17. Chester

    This touches on the undervaluing of the process of communication these days – insufficient appreciation that the process whereby we communicate is a vital part of the message and idea itself being honed. Suspect a handwritten note is in part valuable given the greater time needed to refine the message and get it onto paper. Generally these days people type faster than they write – not to mention the ease of deleting when typing. I believe for myself an interesting exercise may be to write a letter to one of my deceased grandparents – all deceased several years ago, but suspect would be a great activity to promote the long view on life, across lives … will have to give a bit closer consideration. Not sure need to hand-write though … may be able to compensate by deliberately taking my time.

    1 year ago
  18. JayJacks

    I’d write a card to my mom. we recently lost my grandmother, her mother, whom she had a tough relationship with. in spite of this she has been grieving for quite some time and i believe she’d really appreciate some heartfelt words about being a good daughter and mother. i’d tell her thank you for doing such a good job raising me and tell her i love her.

    1 year ago
  19. Mary Pat

    Again, another good question….I have severe arthritis in my body, especially my neck and hands. I cannot write a decent note anymore, but I can and do on my computer. Ecards have really come to my rescue more than once. Email and talk-texting are a life saver for me…but this really brought back an idea I have had for years…..
    Many years ago, before my life changed so drastically, I wrote my children a letter-in my handwriting-Christmas. It told them I loved them, and all the positive things I saw in them……And more than once I have thought about doing it now, because they are 30 years older and would probably appreciate it more….and after reading Kevin’s thoughts about what it says, not how it is written….I am going to try and do that for them this Christmas…..yes, I do believe I am!

    1 year ago
    1. L
      Lauryn

      That is amazing. I would love to receive something like this from my mother.

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      You inspire me, Mary Pat. Christmas it is. I think my kids could use this, too.

      1 year ago
  20. Holly in Ohio

    This morning I’m making up a small package to send to my son who’s at college in another state and is feeling a bit lonely. It will have in it a string of “Halloween” lights and candy, and anything else I think he might like. He is not expecting it. I like the suggestion today of putting in a letter, also, to let him know how much i care.

    My husband and I are coming up on our 11th anniversary just before Halloween, and he is still very much a card person and a card saver! Each year we are married adds a richness to it I cannot describe, but I will try to in ways he will understand. 💞

    1 year ago
    1. Mary Pat

      EXCELLENT! What a great idea. I have done letters in the past for my kids, but never my husband…what a great idea….thanks….

      1 year ago
  21. Javier Visionquest

    “To Whom it may concern,
    Let this stand as official notice of resignation of my position of Generalist with MOM’s Organic Market of Alexandria. It is my sincere intention to satisfy the obligation of my assigned shifts to the end of the currently posted schedule. I would like to invite, at this time, the opportunity for an exit interview should such be considered useful. Thanks for all the tomatoes!”

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Good luck to you on your future endeavors!

      1 year ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        Skill and persistence, Michele!

        1 year ago
    2. pkr

      All the Best to you Javier. Stay in the Light….🙏✨

      1 year ago
    3. Mary Pat

      Wow…I hope-and pray-this ends well for you…..

      1 year ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        Ends well?

        this is a beginning

        1 year ago
        1. ch

          I wish you a good new beginning!

          1 year ago
        2. Mary Pat

          Well, I wasn’t sure…..happy for you👏🙌

          1 year ago
  22. EJP

    I would send a cheery note to a dear friend in a nursing home, reminding her that I think of her often and cherish our memories.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That’s such a great idea, EJP! I have no one at the moment at a nursing home, but I will remember this one.

      1 year ago
  23. Cintia

    🙂 I loved this daily question because I write a handwritten letter frequently. I’m volunteer in a project named “Love forward it” and we send letters for people need encourage words around the world.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I searched for the project, Cintia. Is this it?
      https://followthecolours.com.br/cooltura/love-it-forward-list/

      1 year ago
    2. Mary Pat

      That sounds wonderful. Thank you for doing this…what a great idea!

      1 year ago
  24. Marnie Jackson

    I had a daycare provider when my kids were little who became my mentor and guru for all things children. I would like to write her and tell her how much her outlook on life and children influenced my family – and how much I needed and loved her support when the kids were young and it was so hard!!!

    1 year ago
  25. Patricia

    This question actually jogged my thoughts toward a personal visit to someone. I could write a card and she would love it. She would love a visit even more.

    1 year ago
  26. L
    Lee Anne

    I cherish the sound of paper…the scratching of the pen’s nib as I write. T0 whom would I write? Everyone. It is a lost art, and I miss my handwritten journal that I now type out on a computer. However, I have note cards that I periodically use when I want someone to know how much I care, taking a little more time to use my green ink fountain pen and ponder the words I write. 🖋

    1 year ago
    1. Mary Pat

      I can’t write by hand anymore because of severe arthritis, and I too miss my handwritten journal. I am grateful my computer is here for me to use, but still, yes, I do miss it….

      1 year ago
      1. L
        Lee Anne

        Mary Pat, I just saw your reply this morning. I, too, have arthritic hands but must keep using them for I also paint. It is a blessing that I am an abstract painter and not obligated to render exact representational art. My cursive writing is much less than it was, even signing my name. I try to see the positive in all things and give thanks to our Lord that we have one another and all works out for the good. Blessed be ~ 🥰

        1 year ago
  27. Kevin

    I used to write handwritten notes to my youthful clients all the time before I retired. They loved getting regular mail all decorated with stickers, etc.! I miss that part of my job, still, six years later.

    To be honest, I write zero paper-mailed notes and letters today. I text and email everything that I send to people, and they do the same to me.

    But I will say this. Words still matter, and words written with care, love, and respect for the recipient are every bit as important, and impactful, as what used to come via “snail mail.” So, I’m not buying the notion that the best of what gets written should arrive the old fashioned way. It’s fine for those who continue to send paper mail…and God bless them for continuing…I have enthusiastic respect for this approach, but I don’t see myself sitting down with pen in hand to write a handwritten letter anytime soon.

    1 year ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Thank you for this…I appreciate you saying it, since I can’t handwrite now…..such a good way of looking at it, and true, now that I think about it!

      1 year ago
  28. Michele

    I try and do this regularly…. I just sent Halloween cards to my kids, family and close friends:)

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Lovely! 🎃

      1 year ago
  29. Sandra

    At this moment I would write a handwritten note to my sister. It would say, ‘I care about you, I am concerned for you. I am here when you are ready.’

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Will you write it, Sandra?

      1 year ago
      1. Sandra

        I won’t be writing it just yet, Holly. I am meeting her for coffee on Friday afternoon. A face -to-face chat may be just what we need 😊

        1 year ago
  30. Christine

    Too many lovely people to mention. What does it say?
    I care about you, I think about you, I wish you all the best. I give them my love.

    1 year ago

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