Growing up in an age of letter writing, pen pals and care packages (yes, I just aged myself), was there anything more exciting than receiving a letter/post card/package in the mail?
I didn’t think so.
I loved writing letters. Then emailing took over and now texting. It seems as though our communication is becoming less and less personal.
I do my best to remember friends/family birthdays with a homemade gift, Amazon or something I have found throughout the year. I have a box of goodies I have found on sale that would be perfect for friends’ birthdays especially if I am in a pitch.
A gift for a birthday is almost a given. But a card/present out of nowhere, that is a lost art. There is really nothing better than knowing someone was thinking about you and actually did something about it.
Last week, I got an adorable card with a Starbucks gift card from a friend that I have known almost 20 years. We barely see each other these days, if we are lucky once a year but lately more like once every few years.
It made my day, I felt so special.
I am missed.
We are all busy, and get lost in our lives. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to text someone back never mind sending a card or gift. Sending a card to a loved one, takes little time and the rewards far surpass the work.
I am going to do my best to remember this in my daily life; giving compliments, sending cards, holding the door, letting a car into the lane, etc.
Let’s spread the love! I would love to know from you. How do you pay-it-forward and make other feel good? Do you send cards? Comment below.