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Write to Someone {A Fresh Start}

Posted By Amy On February 1, 2013 @ 10:17 am In Intentional Living | 5 Comments

{ Fresh Start Series:  Early to Bed, Early to Rise [3] ~ Get Some Help [4] ~ Try Something New [5] ~ Say Yes! [6] ~ Preparing [7] for Pregnancy [7]Better Late Than Never [8] ~ Pick Five [9] ~ Make Time for Family Fun [10] ~ Breathe [11] ~ The Most Important Meal [12] Make a (Menu) Plan [13] ~ Get Moving [14] ~ The Family Dinner [15] ~ Lighten Up [16] ~ Go to Bed With a Clean Slate [17] ~ Just Say No [18] ~ Use It Up [19] ~ Unplug [20] ~ Do Over [21] ~  Hydrate [22]~ Smile [23] ~  Snack Smart [24] ~ First, Gratitude [25] }

A Fresh Start ~  from AmysFinerThings.com

The speed of email and instant messages is pretty alluring.  It’s convenient.  I use it and I like it. If I had the opportunity, I think I’d even enjoy texting.  But you know what I miss?

The written word.  Unique handwriting on paper.  Doodles.   Cards in the mail just because.

This year I want to write more.

In order to make it happen, it can’t be a burden.  Writing doesn’t have to be time consuming, and you don’t always even need a stamp.  Some of the most important people in my life, the ones who deserve my handwriting, live right under my own roof.

Ideas for the written word.

  • Keep post-it notes handy to tag on pillows, back packs, and tuck into wallets.
  • A variety of pen colors is fun, and who says you need a pen, anyway?  Lipstick writes well on a mirror… ;)
  • Mail one card or letter (it can be short!) of encouragement each week.  Or month.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like receiving personal mail.
  • Share a mother/daughter journal or journal with your spouse.  One person writes a note and leaves the journal for the other person to find.  Take turns passing the journal back and forth.
  • Bring back the thank you note!  (PS ~ My kids have their Christmas thank yous written.  I found them when I cleaned my “pile” table the other day.  Oy!)
  • Invest in a set of sympathy cards and maybe even some care/concern cards (DaySpring has beautiful sets on clearance [26] ~ 12 cards for $2.49) so you’re prepared when a need arises.  I know if I don’t have something on hand and have to put it on a list for “later”, later may never happen.
  • Tuck a fun card under a friends’ windshield wiper.

Dayspring Cards

Technology is a fascinating tool, but it cannot replace the power of the written word.   Do you have any desire to write more this year?  How will you make it happen?

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[4] Get Some Help: http://amysfinerthings.com/i-need-some-help-a-fresh-start

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[8] Better Late Than Never: http://amysfinerthings.com/better-late-than-never-a-fresh-start

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[11] Breathe: http://amysfinerthings.com/breathe-a-fresh-start

[12] The Most Important Meal: http://amysfinerthings.com/the-most-important-meal-a-fresh-start

[13] Make a (Menu) Plan: http://amysfinerthings.com/make-a-menu-plan-a-fresh-start

[14] Get Moving: http://amysfinerthings.com/get-moving-a-fresh-start

[15] The Family Dinner: http://amysfinerthings.com/the-family-dinner-finer-things-friday-a-fresh-start

[16] Lighten Up: http://amysfinerthings.com/lighten-up-a-fresh-start

[17] Go to Bed With a Clean Slate: http://amysfinerthings.com/go-to-bed-with-a-clean-slate-a-fresh-start

[18] Just Say No: http://amysfinerthings.com/just-say-no-a-fresh-start

[19] Use It Up: http://amysfinerthings.com/use-it-up-a-fresh-start-meal-plan

[20] Unplug: http://amysfinerthings.com/unplug-a-fresh-start

[21] Do Over: http://amysfinerthings.com/do-over-a-fresh-start

[22] Hydrate : http://amysfinerthings.com/hydrate-a-fresh-start

[23] Smile: http://amysfinerthings.com/smile-a-fresh-start

[24] Snack Smart: http://amysfinerthings.com/naturebox-snack-smart-in-the-new-year

[25] First, Gratitude: http://amysfinerthings.com/first-gratitude-a-fresh-start

[26] DaySpring has beautiful sets on clearance: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3715431-11146548

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