Send Some Love

There’s no set schedule who to write to and when. Much like blogging, if something is on my heart to share, the letter is written. I received a call Friday night from a dear friend thanking me for the card. I didn’t know why she’d been so heavy on my heart and mind the last couple of weeks, but I dropped her a note in the mail. Little did I know she’s been recovering from Covid.

I don’t believe I’ve ever thrown a letter away. My sister and I would write to one another and I would keep her letters in a drawer of the console. As the enchantment with letter writing increased they required a space of their own. I remembered having this box that wasn’t being used for anything and saw it fitting for letters. As you can see, we’re going to need a bigger box.

In talking with Brian this week, I discovered he too loves to write letters. The name of his blog Is Writing From the Heart, which as heart writers, that’s what we do. Brian was doubting his penmanship which you can see here, but how you write isn’t the reason behind the letter. It’s in the message of what you wish to convey. It doesn’t matter how well crafted your handwriting is. You have to trust the words you send will be legible. A letter is to be written slowly, with ease and it’s not something to rush through.

Writing a letter is an opportunity to relax the mind and share from the heart. When I purchase a bigger box, it won’t need the word ‘love’ painted on it because from what I can see that’s what it will hold. Every envelope represents a sweet soul who took the time to send some love.

Previous posts in this series:

  1. Write a Letter
  2. The Letter Opener

14 thoughts on “Send Some Love

  1. Hello, my sweet, and thank you for the lovely, purple-inked note that came in my mailbox today. (Suzy had put my little red flag down. so I knew to go check. 🙂 ) I definitely like to send 3-D cards and notes – always for special occasions to those I care about, but also here and there as little surprises. But being as I spend 30+ minutes writing by hand every morning in my journal, and then have a bundle-o-things to do, additional writing is often fast and furious. No sealing wax for me, but …. I do buy my postage stamps online and I choose one I think the recipient will like. (My customization. Haha)
    I miss me on WP, too, but am still enthralled with the image-driven – like me – Instagram. I’m not finding a huge audience for Ride the Music, but will continue for a while for now. Plus I have something else musical in mind. Stay tuned … Love you, Jeanne

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  2. Thank you for the share Barb. I do have one small confession. Like you, I can’t recall ever throwing away a letter or card that has been sent to me. However, the cards that friends and family members have written something extra, besides just their name, tend to have a special meaning to me. Yes, I know Hallmark and the other greeting card companies put a lot of time in finding writers who can spin a perfect phrase, but the thoughts and messages of the people who’ve sent the cards to me . . . mean so much more! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure Brian. I agree! The handwritten message means more! I like to purchase cards that are blank on the inside just for that purpose alone. I enjoy the cards made by https://www.quotablecards.com/ The front is encouraging and sometimes funny, or I’ll purchase cards made by local artisans. The paper and cards used with be another blogpost eventually. Thanks for being here Brian!

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  3. Weirdly, I write so much better when I type onto a keyboard or my laptop. But I like sending hand-written letters. So I write the draft on my computer and then copy it by hand onto a note card or pretty stationery. Probably not an efficient method, but it’s what works for me.

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    1. That’s no weird at all Donna, but it does sound like a lot of work! 😊 Maybe you’ve spent a large part of your like at a keyboard and that’s where the words flow? I’m happy you found what works and I’d be honored to exchange letters with you if you have the capacity for one more! 💜

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      1. You’re right, Barb, I spent my career at the keyboard. Became accustomed to sitting down at it whenever I needed to come up with ideas or be creative (even before computers, I did it at my typewriter). I’ve always admired people who could create mind-maps and brainstorming graphics. The randomness that is supposed to be so stimulating is just messy to me. I guess I’m as linear at they come. These days, I’m not much of a correspondent. When I do handwrite, it’s usually a quick note to old friends or business colleagues. It’s my very slow way of using up the pretty stationery and cards I’ve collected over the years. Purging at a snail’s pace.
        (P.S. – WordPress no longer lets me “like” comments made in response to my own. Consider yours liked! WordPress seems to be doing everything it can to drive me away from blogging. I hear the same comment from many others. Hope their Happiness Engineers are working on the problems.)

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      2. See? Your mind and body connect at the keyboard. I’m glad you jot a quick note and send to people you care about. It may look quick to you, but probably lingers in their lives. Are you referring to the app? I don’t use the app anymore mainly because of it’s unpredictability. I log onto WP via laptop, but even doing that the like button has a mood of it’s own. Women like us aren’t driven away, but we do choose when enough is enough, quietly bow out and move on to what’s next. Thank you for sharing here Donna. It’s been lovely chatting with you! 💖

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