April is national letter writing month and I couldn't be more thrilled. Letter writing feels like a lost art in the age of email and text messages, but it isn't something that we should let drift off into the forgotten. When you sit down to write a letter you are saying yes to opening your heart and sharing details of yourself with the receiver. There is an intimacy that occurs and the opportunity is there for you to open up a little more because there is no instant interaction, just a blank page for you to let go into.
I write letters often. Some of them never get sent and that is the intent when writing them. I find it cathartic to speak directly to someone on the page and say all that I have to say. there is freedom and non judgement. It is a lovely space to be in.
I challenge you to pull out a pen and a piece of paper and write a couple of letters this month. To get you started here are some ideas of letters to be written:
- To your parents. Thank them for all that they have taught you and let them know what you admire most about them.
- To a dear friend sharing the way you remember one of your favorite times spent together.
- To your partner. Be steamy, intimate, and open. Tell them one thing you have always wanted to tell them.
- To someone you admire. This could be a famous author, actor, teacher, co-worker. Let them know how much they mean to you and how much they have inspired you.
- To yourself. Be gentle and kind. Celebrate your accomplishments and give yourself a pat on the back for all you do each and every day.
Once your letter is written fold it up nicely and place it in an envelope. Add an address and a stamp and drop it in the mailbox. You will surprise and delight the recipient and your letter may even change the course of their day.
Who will you be sending a letter to this week? If you are feeling up to it write more than one. Maybe write one a day. Share below in the comments.
And tune in next Monday for more letter writing ideas. Happy writing!