So I can’t be alone in my love for HAPPY MAIL! In this digital world of one click “friends” there is a silent boom going on around us. A sort of rebellion. Can you hear it? It’s that tiny creak of the mail box when you open it and the silent bend of your lips upward when you find a sweet note from a friend tucked away inside.
Happy Mail for Everyone!
Growing up, I loved to write and receive letters. And when I say “I loved” to write them – I mean that “literally.” As in – I practiced my penmanship by writing letters. I could do it for hours. I would practice by writing music lyrics, copy poems from books and write lots and lots of letters. I was that grandchild who really did write her grandmothers. Writing and then sending a pretty note made me a bit giddy inside.
How about pen-pals? Do you remember them? Oh-My-Gosh…pen-pals were so special to me. When I was twelve, I had two. Gunilla lived in Sweden, (she had the most beautiful penmanship), and Nicole Popovich was from upstate New York. I lit up when I had mail from either of these faceless gals. Somewhere after high school we all lost touch, but those girls meant the world to this teenage introvert who was being sucked up by all of her family chaos.
I want to bring thoughtful back. I say we do it…. collectively and intentional. Purely to alter someone’s day, if only for a moment. This week I sat down by the fire with a hot chai and just started scribbling and before I knew it, I had multiple cards ready to go.
Are you ready to give someone a healthy dose of happy? I personally will be doing this weekly. Will you join me? Comment here or tag me on Instagram and let me know that you are sharing a little happy today.