"Missing your blog and trusting that you’ve been enjoying the all-too-short summer weather out there, and having all your kids home for now."
They come at moments random and unknown, words written back east and sent across the miles, far out west. A friend and reader who I’ve never met takes time to gather her thoughts, her observations, her memories, her plans. She takes time to write them, in her thoughtful voice, and send them my way. I like to imagine them written on paper, sealed in a white envelope, stamped, and stamped again. I imagine them coming all that way, bumping over miles, taking weeks to arrive, as they would have back in the day. The imagery fits the content, and so I imagine.
But, really, with a click of her send button, I receive them in a moment. Fresh words straight off her press of letters. Always thoughtful, always wise, always welcome. A delightful surprise in my inbox. And always, there’s something to ponder. It may be in the longer paragraphs where her experience of motherhood lies, or where her candid and hopeful observations of self-discovery and improvement are described. But sometimes, its just a few simple words that somehow tilt the light toward me just so. Words like these:
Not a judgement, just an observation, or
Enjoy your day
Small, yet powerful, they tend to settle themselves in my mind, drawing me often back to their wisdom and goodwill.
Such a gift.
And I wonder, might I do something of the sort for someone else? Might you? Isn't living well helping others to also live well? To send a letter (or a comment, or a text) with honest thoughts, open hearts, and Enjoy your days? Could ours be the words that are there for someone else to remember at just the right time?
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