I’m all warm and fuzzy with the spirit of the holiday season. It doesn’t take much to get me in the mood. A wreath on the door. Carols on the radio. Julia yelling up the chimney to talk to Santa. (I told her this was how it was done. Apparently the Jolly Old Elf doesn’t have a telephone.) But of course, it’s easy to loose the meaning of the season in all the hustle and bustle.
I’m not amazingly religious, and I’m not going to get into my beliefs here. But I do think that Christmas and the holiday season is a time to reflect on what in our lives is so important and so wonderful. Right now, for me that’s loved ones who are far and near.
So for the month of December, I’m challenging myself to get in touch with those loved ones in a simple and old fashioned way: handwritten letters sent through the mail. Oh! I love getting letters, and I love sending letters. But I couldn’t tell you the last time I sat down and wrote a letter. So this month will change that. I’m going to try to send letters five times a week, and each letter will go to a different person with a personal message from me.
This isn’t an attempt to drum of more mail for me or business for the post office. Rather, this is about me letting people in my life know how important they are at a time of the year when everyone wants to feel that love, spirit, and light.