Make Today Matter...
- Every week, the average person receives:
- 12 text messages
- 10.8 pieces of junk mail
- 1.5 personal letters
- Feeling appreciated is one of the strongest human desires.
- There is warmth in a handwritten note--it instantly makes the message more personal, creates a more intimate feeling, and makes the recipient feel more valued.
- With e-mail and instant messaging, a handwritten note is getting rarer and therefore more special.
- A handwritten note costs less than a dollar to write and mail, and the relational value is priceless.
- The recipient can keep and reread it forever.
Take action today!
- Select the person--a family member, friend, co-worker, or someone you haven't spoken to in a long time--whom you want to thank for what he or she brings to your life.
- Choose a postcard, letter, or greeting card.
- Take a few minutes to write a warm, sincere message that clearly communicates your love and appreciation for that person.
- Decide if you want to add any special touches like unique paper, scents, photographs, drawings on the envelope, or a specialty stamp.
- Send it!
How many e-mails or text messages have you sent in the past week? How many handwritten notes of appreciation? More to the point, when was the last time you hand-wrote anything to anyone?
Hand-write a note of gratitude to somebody today...just because. They will appreciate the rarity of it!
(Adapted from Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza)