May 4th, 2011 → 2:08 pm // No Comments
My readers and my friends are aware that I encourage writing letters to loved ones, both here and in the hereafter, because of the profound effect it can have. Not only can letters open greater dialogue with loved ones, letters can heal emotional wounds and help forgive, and enable us to move forward.
However, I know for all the amazing letters I’ve written and received, and for all the letters I’ve helped write or letters people have shown me, I know there are very likely twice that many that were never written. I understand …there is nothing so difficult as sitting down in front of a blank page and trying to fill it (I even have difficulty writing a grocery list at times). This is what’s known as “writer’s block.” It happens to me, too.
Writers block happens because we have so many ideas and so many things we want to say, but organizing those thoughts into something meaningful scares us. The people who haven’t written their letters all say the same thing – they want the letter to be perfect.
What if I told you it doesn’t have to be perfect? And what if I also told you that, whatever you write, it will be perfect? Start writing.
I know, it’s still not easy. So let’s make it easy. Let’s take baby steps. Let’s take a first step and write a postcard to get you started. You can choose to send it or not, but I want to get you started. If you can write 2, 3, or 4 postcards, maybe you’ll begin to see it’s not as difficult as you had thought. You might also understand the profound impact the letter writing will lead to.
Your postcard can be as brief as, “I with I’d told you how much I loved you, and I wish I had said it often.”
Take an old picture, or buy a postcard from any stationary shop or convenience store, turn it over, and write something quick. Write the thing that comes to mind and why you wanted to write the postcard. Postcards can read like bullet point memos, and that’s a great start.
Then, can I ask you to share your postcards with me? Scan them and email them to me, or mail them to me, and I would love to feature some of them on future blog entries. (My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and address is Angel Quest 400 Lake Street Office E Ramsey, NJ. )
I know long form letter writing can be a challenge (though the rewards are overwhelming) so let’s start with a postcard.
Angel blessings to you!
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