Very few things touch the heart as much as a hand-written letter. We love to get one in the mail. We eagerly tear open the envelope with anticipation of what message it may carry. Maybe, it’s from a loved-one, or an old friend. Whatever the case may be, we appreciate the personal connection, the time it took to sit down and compose the carefully selected words which were crafter just for us.
It’s a special thing to get a letter.
So, why then do we continue to use the computer to write a note? It’s an e mail, or a text, a fax, or a voice mail? Why? To get off easy?
Slow down long enough to grab your favorite pen in hand and write a personal note. Make it a thank you, a congratulations, or a message that simply says, “Hello, I’ve been thinking about you.”
It certainly works at the personal level. Try it in business. You’ll discover some pleasant rewards for an act that takes only a couple of minutes of your time.
And, if you really want to test the theory, send your personal script to someone to whom you haven’t spoken in a while. It’s a nice way to re-open, or keep open the lines of communication. Just sit down and write yourself a letter.
(For you youngsters out there. This is #36, if you’re keeping score at home)