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The Joy of Writing Letters

#Letters are the oldest means of communications and according to some, a lost art. Still, the joy of writing letters to our friends and relatives who are far away from us is unmatched by any other way of communication. This is because #writing letters take time and thoughtfulness and it feels great to take your mind off your own life and focus on the life of someone else. When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend for no reason but to let them know you were thinking of them? If it has been a while, then maybe it is time to resurrect the lost #art of letter writing.

Writing letters, especially the informal ones that you write to your friends, allows you to pause in your busy day to reflect on life and gives you an opportunity to appreciate and ponder the very things that you are doing. When discussing #adventure and #travel or simply communicating with your friends via letters, you can double the fun by doing things and then reflecting on them. The reflection is important as it provides you with the opportunity to take a break and relax in between activities. While you could keep everything to yourself, sharing essentially doubles the #joy. So, share your #aspirations, #reflections, and more in the letters you write to your friends. And if they share their reflections with you, it becomes an amazing cycle.

Sure, you could use modern tools and reach out to others instantly, but you might do it at an inconvenient time for your #friends. Just because you are in the mood to share does not mean they have the time just then. This is not the case with letters. Letters are polite. They arrive but can definitely wait to be read at an appropriate time. Not to mention you can keep them and they read again and again. You may be wondering, why would someone want to reread a letter? Well, if the letter is full of beautiful #ideas, compliments, and kind #thoughts, your friends might like to reread them when they need a lift.

Apart from all this, there is an art involved in #writing letters. Not only does letter writing improve your #communication and #handwriting #skills, but it also provides the opportunity for you to have fun with a little art play as you create your stationery. #Creativity is good for the soul. It is very therapeutic. There are a lot of machine-made items out there but how many handwritten letters do you encounter every day? A letter written by your hand will always stand out because it is more personal, not to mention quite rare these days.

Letters are amazing because they add so much to live. They are not a lost art. In fact, there are people who can’t #imagine living without them. So, perhaps it’s time for you too to put pen to #paper and communicate in a way that will surely be both #enjoyable and #memorable for you and your friends.

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