You likely have a few letters or cards tucked away at home from someone special in your life. You might even have an old diary you kept as a kid or the first love letter you got. We just can’t seem to throw these things out, and we shouldn’t.
There’s something personal and intimate about the act of putting pen to paper. Someone taking the time to sit down and share their thoughts. They were thinking of you.
I wish we did it more.
But people don’t really write letters anymore.
Text messages on the go. A quick email update. It’s like conversations happen and then are lost and forgotten.
But with writing, we have it forever. Their voice, their words. It’s them. We see the curves of their handwriting on paper. We value it, yet seem to do it less and less.
So after about a year of writing on my blog, I think I’ve decided what I want to write more about. I think that I’m going to start using my blog as a place to help others write and to share great stories.
I’m really excited and have tons of ideas swirling around…
I’d like to share ideas for how you might write to your children
How you could capture the stories of someone significant in your life
Ways that writing can be used to create thoughtful gifts
And touching stories from friends and family about something written.
I might put together little writing challenges and encourage others to join me – writing something small each week for different people in our lives.
For some reason, not many of us see ourselves as writers. That somehow it’s a skill reserved for those who write books or publish in magazines. But I think we’re all writers and our words have the ability to bring us closer to others.