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Writing Letters

In the day and age of e-mailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, texting, and every other social media outlet, writing a letter is a dieing-if not already dead-art form.  When it comes to keeping in touch with others, we really don’t put in the time and effort into writing letters to other people after some point in our lives.

Most people forget what it is like receiving letters in the mail.  With the exception of receiving the occasional care package from home while you are in college or a birthday card from a grandparent, nothing is really sent through the mail.  Granted, we can order items from the internet and have them delivered to our homes or bills are sent to our mailboxes.

However, taking the time to write a letter to someone, or even a note, has a soothing effect.  You get to take the time and energy to write something that ends up being more personal then just sending a text or e-mail that is impersonal.

Plus, writing a letter forces you to think about what you want or need to say.  After all, a letter is more than a series of lines and curves.  A letter is a way to show someone that you care enough to write to them.  And when it comes down to it, everyone wants to feel connected to someone else.  There is no better way to feel connected to someone than writing to them and telling them simple like:

Dear Jane,
Today I spent the day thinking of you. I miss seeing and talking with you.

Writing a letter can be that short.  Or it can be as long as in depth as you want.

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  1. June 27, 2011 at 1:04 am

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