week #15 in an experimental year…

One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year.  My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.

Sarah McPherson inspired this week’s experiment.   Last week I got a simple note from her that meant more to me than she’ll ever know.   Thanks (again), Sarah.

So I wrote and mailed a letter every day this week (I mailed Sunday’s on Monday :)).

The people I wrote are people with whom I haven’t been in touch for years.  They’re people who’ve had a significant impact on my life.  Some are people with whom I could have connected via e-mail.  Some are not.

None of the letters were long.   They simply told these folk I love & treasure them and how they’d shifted my life for the better.

I haven’t heard back from any of these folk.  And that’s not the point.

I KNOW they appreciated getting a real letter.   I know I do.

I offer no major revelations or promises to write & mail a letter every day for the rest of my life.   I will write more letters though.  I may even write some and not mail them.  Hmmmm… I think I see another experiment in the making here. 😉

How do you feel when you get a letter?

When was the last time you wrote one?

When will be the next?

4 thoughts on “week #15 in an experimental year…

  1. I LOVE getting letters and I enjoy writing them to others just as much.
    And I always try to get the “funnest” stamps the post office has to offer. Right now, I have the Celebrate forever stamps. I smile each time I use one….even on bills!!!

  2. I love that you did this! One of my favorite things to do is hand written notes! I actually found some my mom wrote and never mailed recently when going thru some things of hers. It has been almost 5 years since her death. I am going to hand write a note and enclose her note to those she had written to. They were life long friends and a couple family members that the notes didn’t get mailed to. Mom was always bad about doing a note and misplacing before it hit the mailbox…makes me giggle to think of How many notes probably never made it over the years. She had that creative gene that just doesn’t lend itself to organization :0)..

  3. 🙂 Judi.

    Anna-Marie, now that some very holy tears have cleared, i can let you know that i SO celebrate your sending your mom’s notes on. blessin’s and love all over you.

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