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Sunday, December 29, 2013


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Murray Rockowitz

Sweet. I did this with one friend this past year, and hope to continue. It is a fun and funny experience, as well as, a lovely one! No copy left on my 'desktop', thus, no real certainty as to what did I write, and alas, no spell check..:). There is a certain vulnerability to just sending it off in the mail that is fascinating. When I mentioned to a friend that I had put off responding to a letter because I wanted to make the time to do so in a thoughtful and substantial way he replied, I have not sent a number of letters because of that. I sent, and was glad of it. Thanks for this post, have a great new year.


Indeed! Have you ever read The Gift of a Letter by Alexandra Stoddard? I read that many years ago and absolutely treasured it. I've been meaning to dust it off and read it again.

The day after Christmas I took the day to be a bum...stay in my pajamas and read in it's entirety a book I received the day before as a gift. A Simple Act of Gratitude by John Kralik. An AWESOME book that inspires one to not only develop a sense of gratitude for things we so often miss, but also to WRITE more thank you notes.

Our current day of high-speed communications makes me long for handwritten missives all the more...

frances rivetti

Over the past few years I have taken to tucking letters and cards into the pages of the book I am reading at the time. I was leafing through an old favorite recently and out fell a lovely thank-you letter from an old friend who had been to visit. It took me back several years to where we were both at in our lives, really powerful, poignant stuff when handwritten and mailed (and saved)!

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