Remember how much you used to love getting mail when you were a kid? Back before you started getting bills so most everything you got was cool?
This weekend I was reminded how cool and surprising it can be to get mail. I was standing at the mailbox flipping through it’s contents and came across what looked like a letter to me.
My name and address were handwritten which upped the likelihood it was something I’d actually want to look at. A quick glance at the return address showed it was from one of my Aunts.
During the walk back into the house I was wondering what it was and figured it must be a hard copy of all the details of our upcoming annual extended family camping trip. Imagine my surprise to open it and find a handwritten letter with a newspaper clipping.
The clipping was from their local paper a few weekends ago in the “remember when this happened so many years ago section.” It listed my name as attending an honor choir back when I was a sophomore. Cool! I had long since forgotten all about that.
I’ve thought about her handwritten note and that clipping a lot over the last couple days and each time it makes me smile.
That’s led me to this thought: If you want to make someone smile send them a text. If you want to make their day give them a call but if you want to make someone’s week drop a quick note in the mail.