- I know it’s been a while…
Write a heartfelt letter. What a great idea! I love to write, but not everyone does. Does texting count? Texting is only one way of how so many of us communicate these days. We have broadened our reach, but narrowed the intimacy that comes with a hand written or typed personal letter. We post our thoughts and photos, opinions, politics and passions on Facebook. We post our interests to Pinterest, but, what about sitting down and writing an old-fashioned, thought-filled, letter? A letter that shows that you are thinking about another person. A letter that recalls the wonderful moments that you have shared over time. Our “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” author, suggests that you can write a letter to someone you don’t even know, but someone whom you admire, and (here is the best part)… you don’t even have to mail it!
“The purpose of the letter is very simple: to express love and gratitude.” says Dr. Carlson.
When Richard Carlson was alive and writing the Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff series, and when his philosophy was just taking off, we were in a different world. Seven years have passed since his untimely death, and in that time the internet has taken off, offering new social websites, with new means of communication that are being hatched each day. We can go faster and further than ever before and in the blink of an eye, we press the send button and into the cloud it goes!
With all that technology at our fingertips, I realized that this is what makes this week’s adventure so important. We actually have to sit down and compose our thoughts, feelings and emotions, putting them onto paper (or into MS office). We can use our PC, laptop, tablet or notebook. What ever your means, written or typed, it is your choice. I’ll be honest, with so many fonts available, my Macbook makes reading my writing much easier for others than my hand written scribble. What matters MOST is the sentiment; honest, authentic, with a dash of love and gratitude thrown in for good measure!
Dr. Carlson wrote or co-authored over 20 books. His life’s purpose was to help people slow down, overcome stress and enjoy life more. So, for my first letter, I am writing to him (in heaven).
Dear Dr. Carlson,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Barb and I have created a blog to keep your legacy alive by sharing your book and Don’t Sweat strategies (including some of my own thoughts and experiences), with others. I’m writing to you because I’m glad that you felt it important enough to write about your methods to make my life better. With each chapter, I am practicing those steps that bring me closer to my goal of stressing less and enjoying life more. I grateful that you shared your life’s passion with so many!
PS: I’m looking forward to reading more of your works!
So there it is. Simple and from the heart.
THIS WEEKS ADVENTURE ASSIGNMENT
Find a moment to write a heartfelt letter to someone who means the world to you, or write a note to someone who you would like to recapture a friendship with. It’s totally up to you who you decide to write to, but the act of sitting down to write (or email) helps to fill YOUR life with gratitude and will certainly brighten someone’s day! Excuse yourself if you can’t manage to write one letter each week, but try to get a letter out there as frequently as possible. This is a great time of year to start letter writing, so make it a new resolution! Your letter will create another “butterfly effect”. You may have started something… just imagine getting a letter back!
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