Send a hand-written note to someone you love

In this age of texts, tweets and emails, there is a closeness lost, a personal connection that seems to have gone away. Where are the days of love letters, thank you notes, perhaps a hand-written note?

While I love all those technical communications I mentioned above, (I hate talking on the phone!), because it is February and Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t it be nice to let someone know you are thinking about them, loving them, by mail? A hand-written note? The old-fashioned way?

When my husband and I dated in the late 80’s, we lived two-hours away from each other. This was before all the technical devices we now have and love. The only way to communicate was through a landline (a what?). One of those phones that had a cord and a wire in the wall. We talked every night, once a day, and that was long distance; it was costly.

We also communicated by letter.

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January is to resolutions like February is to failure.

Like most people, every January, I make New Year’s resolutions. Usually for me, it is weight loss related. I lose the same December slash Christmas pounds every new year. And then I quit. Sometimes by February. Sometimes by the spring.

January is to resolutions like February is to failure

The bottom line is I never follow through with the aspirations I set for myself.

Actually, I can’t say never.

January is to resolutions like February is to failure

One year, about five years ago, I set a different goal for myself. I decided I would read the Bible from page one to page 1939. I started the second day of the year. I had a daily bible that had several verses, a synopsis (that I could understand) and a prayer. Although it took me fourteen months, not twelve, I did it! And—I enjoyed it.

I was so proud of myself the entire year I was following through with my resolutions. Most people who knew me knew I was reading the Bible as my new resolution. When I finished, I was so proud of myself. I learned so much, was closer to God, had a more powerful prayer life and I completed a large goal I had set for myself.

Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement.”- Marilu Henner

When I read the bible, even though it took me longer than one calendar year, I succeeded in the first, and only, New Year’s resolution I had made for myself. I did not quit.

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