I stepped out the front door, opened the mailbox, pulled out the now daily presidential campaign flyer and then saw the envelope. The latest Discover bill? Ho hum. But it was a letter- to me. Handwritten address, handwritten return address and S.W.A.K. on the back seal.
I sat down on the love seat, tore open the envelope and read the three page letter, handwritten in green ink. This was a rare treat. I read it slowly, savoring the words, chuckling, picturing her description of flying a kite with small children and shelling pecans found in her very own front yard. I held the letter to my chest and sighed a happy sigh. And then read it again.
I remember that a couple of months ago I received a clever and amusing handwritten letter from my other daughter which I had read in the exact same way. I read it slowly. Held it to my chest. Happy sigh. And read it again.
Doesn’t that just inspire you to hand-write a letter and make somebody’s day?
p.s. And don’t forget the S.W.A.K.– sealed with a kiss!