Do you remember being in school and communicating with people and there was no screen involved? Do you remember actually talking face to face with people? Better yet, do you remember writing letters to one another either in class or between classes? Sure, maybe we shouldn't have been writing these letters in class, but do you remember the feeling you would get when you gave or received one of these letters? There was something intimate about this level of communication that transcended off the page.
As I got older and technology became more dominant in how we communicated with one another, to write a letter truly became a rare thing. So imagine my surprise when the idea hit to write someone a letter. Now, this was not a love note I was creating but there still was a level of intimacy associated. One thing I believe God showed me early on is to never underestimate the power of what a heartfelt letter can provide for others.
When there were things I felt I needed to express to individuals, and I know I wanted them to have time to hear what I was communicating clearly, I started to write letters. It may have started out one here, one there, but slowly these letters started increasing. Often times, people would be moved that someone would spend that amount of time crafting a letter specifically for them. What is shared between the pages is a representation of the value one has to hold in order for that letter to even manifest. Many times these letters have brought on tears from the truths they have held and the emotions they reached.
If you have not written a letter for anyone recently, I challenge you to reach out and do so. It can be to a loved one, a friend, a coworker, or even be used to reach out to someone you may not know that well. It can simply be a letter of encouragement, a letter to reflect what that person means to you, or maybe you do have something you would like to communicate that you have not been able to say face to face. Either way, write a letter and you will be surprised what an experience like this can bring. If all goes well, imagine what else you are missing out on that no screen can produce.
Talk soon & God bless,