November is the month of Thanksgiving. What better month to express your appreciation to someone special?
In today’s hurry-up world of fast phone calls, emails, social networking, and instant messaging, thoughtful writing is fast becoming a lost art. That’s a shame—thoughtfully written communications mean so much to those who receive them!
Stop and think for a moment: Who has made a positive difference in your life? Who has contributed to your success. Has someone offered assistance that became a turning point in your life? Have you let them know in a lasting way?
Write a heartfelt (hand-written) letter of appreciation to help bring meaning to their life. It will touch their heart every time they read it, and it may even have the pay-it-forward effect of inspiring them to write one or more letters of appreciation to others.
Imagine how, just by writing that one special letter now, you can begin to change your world and theirs for the better.
My mother had Alzheimer’s. About a year before she died I wrote my mother a letter telling her how much I loved her and told her I was sorry for all the things I did when I was a little kid. Although there were times when standing before her she did not recognize me as her son, my father told me that she read the letter I wrote almost everyday (as if it had just arrived) and told everyone it was from her son. (You may want to read a story I wrote about her that appeared in “A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” It’s called, “A Strawberry Malt and 3 Squeezes, Please!“)
Be a part of reaching the “Big, Achievable Goal:” to get millions of people worldwide to write letters of appreciation to help writers and recipients establish, enhance, and rebuild their relationships, thereby changing their world.
If you feel ready to write that special letter now, wonderful! But if you want guidance in your joyous writing effort, Lynette M. Smith’s book, “How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special,” can help.
Write your letter, put a “Love” stamp on it and mail it so it arrives the week of Thanksgiving!
BONUS Article: Have You Written a Love Letter Lately?
Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.
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