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Oh Where For Art Thou, Snail Mail

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Do you remember the last time you went to the mail box and found something for you that wasn’t a bill?

Was it your birthday?  Or just because?

How did it feel?

I can’t remember the last time I actually rushed to the mailbox.

Sometimes I go for days without even checking it {sadly}.

Occasionally my kids will beg to check the mail …

and then they slowly saunter in with their little faces all scrunched up with disappointment because there weren’t any awesomeness addressed to them or to anyone else, for that matter.

What is it about getting a personal letter in the mail? Or a postcard?

I think it’s the fact that in a word of instant gratification and constant busy-ness,

when a person takes a minute, or ten, to actually sit down and put a few thoughts on paper FOR YOU …

and THEN takes the time {and the expense – hello… stamps} to actually stick it in the mail …

well … that’s just plain special.

I have a friend at work that has made an effort to find ” pen pals ” … some even in the same town.

I think that’s cool … beyond cool actually … incredibly thoughtful and selfless.

And I’m going to take a feather from her cap and start!  TODAY!

I will start with sending special notes to my kids … through the actual mail.

In a world of technology and text messaging and emails and instant messages and whatever else the kids use these days I have yet to become familiar with, I want them to experience the joy of getting mail.

In the mailbox.

AND I’m going to find me some other pen pals to exchange little bits of hand-written joy with.

Snail mail … here I come!

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