|"The Love Letter" by |
Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
For many letter writers, the weekend offers the most free time, which is exactly what you need for writing letters.
Oh, to be sure, you can jot off a quick note and get it in the mail on your lunch break or after work during the week. But, the typically more relaxed weekend offers the opportunity to sit down and write a truly heartfelt letter to someone who would love to hear from you.
This weekend, make plans to write at least one good letter that you will mail on Monday.
The first thing you need to do is gather all of your letter writing supplies – stationery, a good pen, envelopes, address book and stamps. Look around for a box or maybe even a tote bag to keep all those things handy.
Look at your schedule for the weekend and plan to give yourself a quiet hour to sit down and write that letter.
Then, as you go about your weekend chores, start thinking about the person to whom you will be writing. Remember the last time you saw him or her and what you talked about. Think of some good times you’ve shared together. Come up with a few things you’d really like to tell them. If you need to, carry a mini notebook in your pocket and jot down notes on what you want to write in your letter.
When your designated letter writing time comes, sit in a quiet corner, maybe put on some of your favorite music. Relax and write that letter.
Go ahead and get it ready to go in the mailbox. If you have errands to run this weekend, drive past a mail box and drop that letter in.