“The little things in life are big”- Amy Bretall. This I believe. From nature, to holding a hand of a loved one like my 89-year old sweet Jean, to a simple smile – small acts have a big impact in life.

One small act I’ve been thinking about are handwritten notes. I like sending a card with hand-written words to people that mean something to me. More than that, I believe in the power of real mail, the act of taking time to write something down- a message, a thought- even if brief. I’m talking about something more than a “required” Thank You note as a professional courtesy.

Who sends real mail these days? Is it a lost art? It takes a little time to buy stamps, buy a card, address the card, time to write some thoughts and place it in the mail.  What do all of these actions have in common? Time. Time is value. And then to wait several days for the recipient to be able to read the message. There is something to this act.  In the day of quick and fast, who waits for a message to be delivered?  Maybe considered old fashioned, but I think it’s a classic never out of tradition.

Sending a card is for the receiver. Just to be received; not a thought of receiving mail back. It is for a friend going through something or a “just because” I am thinking of you. And that is the best part.  Sending something little that can be big to the person receiving.

Like Maya Angelou said “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Photo:  Card is part of The Rural Collection by Live. Breathe. Alive.