The Importance of Handwritten Letters

To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine! – Susan Lendroth

In an age where folks incessantly check their phones and tablets for new messages and where “likes” are the golden stamps of approval, this old soul still believes in the good old-fashioned art of putting pen to paper. As someone who frequents stationery stores, has an address book and actually buys stamps, I can’t recommend letter writing enough. It’s a surprisingly cathartic way to show someone you care and hey, why should phone bills and take-out menus dominate our mailboxes anyways? Spare 49 cents and send a note that’s more than 140 characters to someone you love. It’ll probably be the cheapest thing you do all day.

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Get Inspired + Giveaway!!

It’s almost the weekend!!! Wooooo! First things first — don’t forget about my giveaway! You guys are great and I want to celebrate the folks who are reading my blog and sharing their thoughts. I’ve found such a great community of people here; it’s incredible. What’s up for grabs and how do you win? Check out the rules here. (Pssst – nobody has entered…I’m trying to give something away FOR FREE! Who knew it’d be so difficult?!)

Below are a few quotes I’ve curated to inspire y’all on this lovely Thursday.

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. – Kevin Kruse

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ― Maya Angelou

Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie