So, you’re interested in sending a little joy and encouragement through the mail, but you aren’t sure who to write to?
Maybe these questions will help:
- Is there someone you should thank — someone who sent a gift or an invitation? Someone who gave you a great piece of advice or a kind word?
- Do you have a relative who has been on your mind? Maybe someone older or someone who doesn’t get out as much as he or she would like?
- Did you read a great article or see a cartoon that made you think of someone? Could you go through your craft or hobby supplies and send a few extras to someone who would enjoy it?
- Who have you been praying for? Is there someone you know who is ill or struggling in any way?
- Are you friends with children? (I’ve never met a child who didn’t love to get mail with his or her own name on it!)
- Have any of your friends moved to a new city? How about writing to a friend whose family lives far away?
- Is there anyone whose work you admire? A mother who is doing a fantastic job? A teen who volunteers and makes a difference in the community? A neighbor whose garden brightens the whole block?
Tomorrow, I’ll share tips on how to find time to write letters, so check back — or make it easier on yourself and add your email to the box on the lower left, and I’ll send articles directly to you. Until then, happy writing!