Friday, January 22, 2021

We Are Thankful For Those Reminders From Our Elders


We received a card accompanied by a handwritten note from a very special lady in our life. She's a beautiful soul who we and our kids absolutely adore. She's an elder who we have a great deal of admiration for. The card and handwritten note meant the world to us for many reasons. 

At the top of the list of reasons...

She reminded us of something.

Facebook is fine. 

Emails are nice.


Handwritten notes are more personal. 

And, she is absolutely right. 

As much as I hate to admit this, I have utilized both to keep in touch with people. 

And, there is nothing wrong with that to a degree.

I reflected back to decades ago when I would spend hours and hours writing letters to people and getting handwritten letters in return. 

In fact, I remember my Mom doing the same thing. She wrote letters to her friends and she had a drawer filled with cards. 

There was nothing like a fresh pad of lined paper and a pen.

And the anticipation of a letter in response.

In my early adult years, I had quite a few Pen Pals.

I loved writing pages and pages of handwritten letters.

As time went on and the digital age took over, I got lazy.

But, today one of our favorite elders, who is almost 75,  reminded us of the joy of receiving a handwritten message. 




I needed this.

I will definitely be stocking up on stationery and cards and notepads and stamps.


A handwritten letter is just as valuable as a handmade gift.

Someone took the time to reach out. With words. With a handcrafted piece. 

The time they took to do that is time that they will never get back.

I will never be ashamed of those lessons from our elders.

Or, the simple reminders.

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