have recently been tossing around an idea. It's kind of crazy, and it
will take a lot of work and dedication. But it's 2012 and the primary
way people contact each other is via social media, email, or texting.
Sometimes even calling someone seems too much, like we are all "that"
busy. I am a writer, and I personally love receiving notes and letters,
whether it's in the mail, or a note on my bathroom mirror. My idea is,
in 2013, to write 365 letters. Some to friends, some to family members,
some to strangers. Maybe someone at a local nursing home doesn't receive
any mail and would be uplifted to receive a note, or maybe the homeless
guy on the corner would love to receive a note on top of a $5 bill, or
maybe a lonely soldier overseas who doesn't have friends or family would
appreciate a written note. I am not saying that people are going to
jump up and down to get a letter from me, someone they don't know,
because I know I am no more special than anyone else on this planet. But
I do know that the loss of the written word is tragic and I know the
affect of receiving a letter in the mail can have.
going to be a lot of work doing research, gathering addresses, finding
worthy people/causes to write to, and to be honest, I don't even know
what I would write. I guess therein lies the challenge. But I am up for
it and I think it would not only make a difference in at least one
person's life, but primarily, my own.