I am over the moon to close on the last two days of this great month of September. It’s been quite a ride doing the 1-5 minute videos on various topics of Childhood Cancer and beyond.
The Power of a handwritten note is the topic I cover in the video below.
But before I get to the handwritten note, whenever I mention the Power of a Chocolate Chip Cookie, sometimes I get a smirk or an eye roll, but I mean it. There is Power in eating one (can we eat just one?), but the true Power is when we bake (or buy) them to give to others when the chips are down (pun intended). It’s an instant pick-me-up, and brownies can work the same way. Easy to make and deliver. A burst of sugar by hand-held food to those who can’t bear to eat anything else due to the extreme stress in their lives. I’ve been there, and many have too.
Now, the Power of that handwritten note or card. Since our world lives in the fast lane (or so it seems), slowing down to thoughtfully craft a message with a pen to paper, even a simple Birthday card, can seem laborious. But let’s think of the recipient we are writing to.
Once the card/note/letter is mailed, we can sit back with delight, knowing we could be making someone’s day on the other side of the delivery.
Receiving a card addressed to an individual is a sacred place, the contents even more cherished in good times and not-so-good times. For someone to think of another is Power; acting on that is an explosion of my being seen or validated for who I am in whatever I do. Savoring the contents can be described as joyful, perhaps unbelievable!
A snippet of heart-felt words can make all the difference in someone’s day, especially in your handwriting (printing works too).
A handwritten note is like Manufacturing Sunshine for others! Who will you send a card to today?