The world of the 21st century is as fast paced as ever, with social media, emails and other computer driven applications and programs dominating our daily lives. Think about it – when’s the last time you left home without your cell phone or spent an entire day without logging on to your Facebook account?
And because of this nonstop barrage of technology, it’s difficult sometimes to take a breath and contemplate on those things that are truly important in our lives.
Case in point, the handwritten letter. Millennials may find it hard to understand, but there was a time not all that long ago when handwritten letters were the way humans often communicated.
Many of us remember receiving handwritten birthday cards from our relatives, letters from family and friends while away at boot camp and correspondence from pen pals half a world away.
Technology has rendered most of these things obsolete now, but a handwritten letter still has a way of brightening someone’s day. And it can break through the noise of a busy 21st century environment.
Such a letter recently graced the mailbox of our Founder and CEO Dustin Oldfather. See how it improved his day by viewing his thoughts below.
As Dustin mentioned, gratitude is something that is often forgotten in our busy modern lives. But it’s something we should each take to heart, as showing even just a small amount of gratitude can really have long-lasting effects on you, the person you’re interacting with and maybe even loved ones on both sides of the equation.
It can have a cascading effect and make a difference in someone’s life in a way you may never be aware of.
Use it as a weekly or monthly challenge – take the time to sit down and write someone a handwritten note. It will likely make you feel good and it will almost certainly brighten the recipient’s day.
It only costs a little bit of time (and a stamp, of course) and the rewards can be far reaching. We encourage you to try it today.