Thursday, April 22, 2010


Lately, a number of things have made me think about writing letters. I mentioned this last week actually. I have decided that this is something I should take action on, whether it be writing someone a letter or a card with a message in it.

It might help to make sure that when the postman turns up each day he is bringing more than bills. I have also decided that at least some of the letters need to be handwritten (in legible handwriting!) and that I need to look for opportunities to write to people. I know someone who is off long term sick and so I could write to her, as well as phone. There is also someone who I meant to write to a long time ago just to give them a brief bit of encouragement/ positive feedback on something, and doing it now will still be a relevant. I feel this might take a while to become a more normal thing to do, but taking the time to write to someone and to put the card or letter in the post to them strikes me as something that is important not to lose as a form of communication in the instant world in which we live.


Kahless said...

Why dont you write to yourself - a diary?

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I think that would be quite inward looking and it would be better to do something that connects with other people more.

Kahless said...

Fair enough.

A least when you write to yourself though, you tend to get a reply.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - you make an interesting point.

I have actually written a few letters over the last few weeks. I suspect I will run out of steam soon though, and there were specific reasons to write them and I might run out of those too.