Growing up my mother always had me write thank you notes for gifts I received from friends and relatives. These short notes would be written immediately after receipt of the gift or service that was provided, no time wasted. There was something urgent about letting the giver know how touched I was with the generosity and thoughtfulness.
There is something special and very personal about receiving a personalized old fashioned typed letter. Someone actually took the time to hit each key precisely in the middle, contact between the key and ribbon must be quite hard to leave the imprint of the letter on the page, one key at a time…. typing (usually with 2 fingers) and returning the carriage after each line. Typing a complete page without any errors, God forbid you got an error and had to start all over again. There is no such thing as spell check, paragraph justification, fancy fonts, auto formatting, letter sizes and different text colors. It’s just black ribbon against white paper, only upper and lower case and you have to take your time to type the letter. Not a 30 second email, but quite possibly a 15-20 minute letter….I am most appreciative of this special letter and the love that it holds.
Before it is too late, offer a letter of love to someone you know. The joy of receiving this letter will most assuredly make their day.