I believe it's the uncertain times we're currently facing, or it's because I'm getting older and life is changing fast that I've pondered what matters most. I've noticed myself retreating into myself and digging deep to figure out why I do what I do and how did I get so lucky.
My conclusion is if it weren't for a supportive village, I wouldn't be where I am today. Perhaps you feel the same way?
We're all on different paths and journeys, but how we got to this moment in our life is who we need to thank.
Naturally, there could be negative people along the way, but that's not what this article is about. This article is about positive people who have helped support and lean on along our journey.
Writing a thank, you note by hand is twofold. It feels incredible to receive a thank you with feelings of, 'Wow, I didn't realize everything I left an impression.'
But also to write a thank you note with words of gratitude and appreciation feels triumphant when you slide it into the big blue metal post office box.
We need to write and show the people we care about most how much we appreciate them. I've found the best way to do that is to write it down in a notecard.
Which leads me to my main point and challenge to write a person you care about a note. (Bonus points if you write to more than three people.)
In this article, you will find why to write a few notecards to different people and how to write a notecard stress-free. Also, it includes a few various suggestions you could write as in the notecard. Last but not least, a coupon code for you to use for whimsical Woodfield Press notecards.
But first, why should you do write a card:
1) It Makes You Happy
Seriously. A few days ago, I dropped off a letter to the post office, and the satisfaction of hearing it dropping in the mental blue box felt so good because I knew it would brighten the recipient's day.
2) It Makes Other People Happy
What's in your mailbox? Mine typically consists of bills and junk mail items, and with a few quilting and trade magazines, I subscribed.
So, when I see an envelope that's hand addressed, I get excited! But it's not just me. I notice it when the boys get letters from their grandparents or other family members.
Researcher Steve Toepfer from Kent State University studies "author benefits" – the perks you get from penning letters. Toepher says by making a habit of writing thoughtful letters of gratitude, "you'll feel happier, you'll feel more satisfied, and if you're suffering from depressive symptoms, your symptoms will decrease."
Telling your friends how much you appreciate them helps you count your blessings and notice some of the beauty in your life.
3) It confirms the importance of a relationship.
Taking the time to send a thoughtful note shows you appreciate the relationship and want to invest in it.
4. It helps you pause to say things that matter.
Writing on a notecard breaks up the usual electronic communication. Writing letters is deliberate. Typically you're writing because there's something you need to say, not something you need to know.
5. It creates a beautiful surprise.
Write letters can emotions because you or the person writing to you is taking time out of their day to sit down and thoughtfully write you a message.
Remember when getting mail was fun when you were younger? You never knew what you might find. Now, it's mostly a pile of bills and junk.
You could be the friend who rescues her friends from the drudgery of modern mail! Put something fun in their mailbox, and you might make their day.
I'm sure I've convinced you, but what do you write in the notecard?
It seems the hardest part is getting started, so let's make it simple.
Who do you appreciate most in life?
If you could only speak to them one more time, what would you tell them?
Write that down right now.
Keep in mind, don't worry about penmanship. All you need to do is find the right card, write your message, slap on a stamp, and remind that bored little flag on your mailbox or walk to the large blue metal post office box.
What to write in a notecard:
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*Discloser, I went onto Pinterest and found cute one sentence things to write. I changed some of the words, but not all. Use the content below as inspiration for your notecard writing.
- “You may be far away from me, but you are close in my thoughts.”
- “You are amazing and strong and brave and wonderful. Remember that today.”
- “Thinking of you and wishing you a beautiful day.’
- “Thinking of you and all the reasons I have to call you friend.”
- “When skies seem dark and times get tough, and you don't know what to do. Just remember you have a friend right here to support and help you through.”
- "My heart dances with joy when I think about you."– Debasish Mridha
- "Do you know I never ever feel bored, never ever feel lonely, because you are always in my thoughts, morning, afternoon, and night."– Mitch Cuento
- "If I were given a dollar for every time you were in my thoughts, I'd only have one because you never left them."– Anonymous
- "The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters."– Svetlana Alliluyeva
- "When I was thinking of you I realized all the positive influences you had on my life, thank you."– B. Rivers
- "I just wanted to let you know that I feel fortunate to have you in my life."– Ann Lynn
- "You're such an amazing friend! You're sweet, kind, and true. I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you."– Author Unknown
- "When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom and love. Thanks for being you."– Sam Crow
- "My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it's surprising how often they head in your direction."– Perez
- "May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send the happiness to you."– Irish Blessing
- "I think about you constantly, whether it's with my mind or my heart."– Albany Bach Reid
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I hope this helps! Happy writing, and show the people you care most about your love for them.