Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the mail. I love to get mail, especially personal mail. It totally makes my day! Getting the mail is something I look forward to each day . . . the hope that there might be something unexpected and fun in the black plastic box at the end of my driveway. A hand addressed envelope . . . or dare we even hope for a package?

I also love to send mail. Mail trucks, stamps and blue boxes on street corners make me happy!

Yesterday I got 3 pieces of personal mail when I made my daily trip out to the end of the driveway. How fun is that! 1 is a treat {and doesn't happen often enough} . . . 3 is nearly unheard of!

How about you . . . does something hand-addressed in your mailbox completely make your day too? Do you send much mail these days?

I know it's a little outdated, but I just think an e-card or an email or a facebook wall post isn't at all the same as getting your well-wishes through the mail! It just doesn't cut it in my book. Generally speaking I'm a pretty "green" person and don't like unnecessary use of resources -- for example I can't stand junk mail! and I use cloth diapers, for crying out loud! -- but I don't find sending personal mail to fit in that category. I think cards, notes, letters and packages are necessary for one's emotional health! And when did the majority of the world decide it was ok to stop sending thank you notes? {Sorry, that's just a personal beef that I struggle with, I'll stop now.} So, call me old-fashioned but I'm going to keep using my hand, a pen and some cute paper to do a good share of my correspondence and then hand-write an address on the front of an envelope, stick on a stamp {I am thankful for the technology that has saved us from the yucky task of stamp-licking!} and enjoy the feeling of placing it in the big blue box in our neighborhood. Then I will imagine how my note might be just the bright spot someone needs in their day!


  1. I whole heartedly agree with you. Real genuine mail if fantastic. I true bright spot. I don't recieve half as much as I sent out but I'm okay with that. I don't really like writing out thank you notes- they tend to all sound very similar, but I HAVE to send them to people who care enough to do nice things or buy gifts for me & my family, or even invite us to their homes. Because I know they didn't have to do that for us either and I want to make sure they know I really apprecaite it.

    And thank you to my postman who will deliver in the rain and cold!!

  2. I second that. Some of my favorite mail has come from you! Today held junk mail, those coupon-flier-thingy's that have NO coupons I have any use for, our water bill {I do so appreciate water and sewer service!} and a totally, wholly unexpected personal note to my hubby and I. That truly is a treat!


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