The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Snail Mail a Friend
Snail mail is wonderful. There is nothing quite like receiving a letter in the mail from friends or family. When I get a letter in the mail, I am absolutely thrilled!!!
Some people say Snail Mail is dead, but I beg to differ, as does a whole populous of folks who keep the tradition alive. Check out #snailmail & #snailmailrevolution on Social Media. This tradition IS Old Skool. So, one may ask: why letter writing, why now, when there are such easier ways to communicate with people?
The reason I Snail Mail today is that it puts a person right in my hands. I can feel the paper they wrote on. See the ink or pencil, look at their handwriting. Get a sense of how the person REALLY is. It's like I can hear their voice. Like we're sitting on a park bench together and the person is telling me what's on their heart while we watch the sunset.
When I write a friend a response, I can reach out and tell them how much I care, and engage with them. I get to tell the story of my life, as I move my hands across the page. To write a letter is to take the time. We may think we don't have the time. But I'm quite sure there is a way to carve it out. Snail Mail a friend. Your friend or family member will be SO happy that you did...and so will you.