Today’s prompt for #NaBloPoMo was difficult for me. Being the technical person that I am, I love living in this century, so there isn’t much I can think of that isn’t made anymore that I wish still was. I would have said Crispy M&Ms, but they brought those back, so I had to come up with something else.
That’s when I remembered a conversation I recently had with a friend about how no one sends thank you letters anymore. I hate that no one’s sending thank you letters, or any type of letters, really. Yes, email is so much faster- which is great for business. And after the dawn of Facebook, you don’t need to write a letter to someone to update them on what’s going on it your life. They can see it minute, by minute.
But even I, who didn’t grow up in the world of letter writing, feel a little nostalgic about letters. There is just something special about taking the time to put down your thoughts and make the effort to let someone know that you want them in your life, no matter how far they may be from you.
That’s one of the reasons, I try to send out cards at Christmas time with a personal note in each of them. It’s not much, but it’s a start. Maybe we should all take a break from sharing our stories with hundreds of strangers via our blogs, and take the time to truly connect with a friend.