My son discovered conversation hearts last night. He received them as a "prize" for a special accomplishment. He immediately started playing this funny game with them. He'd come up to me and read the heart, then I had to do whatever it said (like "XOXO" or "Hug me"). Then, he'd give ME the candy as payment. Pretty sweet deal for me, eh?
So, if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, hopefully you've picked up on the fact that I LOVE LETTERS! I love sincere expressions in all forms, but hand-written letters are a true treasure to me.
My scrapbooks are peppered with letters that I have received from family, friends, teachers, and coaches over the years. I pulled some of them out this morning. It was such a joy to re-read them after all of this time. I think that the written word can change the world. I know that I've had my world changed many times over by words that someone has lovingly written to me during a time of need.
That is why next month (February 2011),
I am hosting a Letter-Writing Service Boot Camp.
All that you need to do to join in is WRITE ONE LETTER to someone who has made a positive influence on you in your life and thank them for it! That's it...super easy! You can also write a letter of encouragement, or whatever you can think of. Will you join me? Who knows...perhaps there'll be some "candy hearts" in it for you as well!
Just for fun, here are a few letters that I read this morning: