Saturday, I received a rare and wonderful gift.

What was this rare and wonderful gift which I received?  It was a handwritten note!  It is now posted on the bulletin board by my desk, and each time I see it I smile.  Eventually, that note will find a place in my Bible or in a file marked, “Special Notes.”

Consider writing someone you value a personal handwritten note.  You will be sending a rare and wonderful gift to that person.

The title of an article in Harvard Business Review reads, “Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity.”  The U.S. Postal Service supports that premise by saying, “We receive a handwritten letter (or note) once every two months.”  That is compared to many who receive nearly 100 texts each day.

John Coleman says, “The electronic communications are rarely notable.  But handwritten notes are unusual.  They take minutes (or hours) to draft and each word is carefully chosen with no “undo” or “autocorrect” to fall back on.  Drafting one involves selecting stationery, paying for stamps and visiting a mailbox.  They indicate investment, and that very costliness indicates value.”

Consider writing someone you value a personal handwritten note.  You will be sending a rare and wonderful gift to that person.

Saturday, I received a rare and wonderful gift:  a handwritten note from a teenage grandson! Wow! What a blessing.

To download a free e-book on simple ways to care for the people in your life go to our post  titled 122+ Ways to Care Well.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

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