I hope that the letters that you have written this month have been a boon to your soul and that your words have been an unexpected joy to the recipients. But perhaps some of you have been reading along in Service Boot Camp thinking, "but I can't write letters to the people closest to me, because I just cannot forgive what they have done." Well, then perhaps this post is for you.
As I was reading the Ensign last night, I was reminded of yet another positive use for letter-writing: letters as therapy.
In the article entitled "Learning to Forgive," (March 2011 Ensign) the author shares her struggle to forgive her father for abusing her as a child. The author mentions writing letters to her parents--letters that were never mailed and that were eventually destroyed. The author wrote letters as an emotional outlet at first, and the tone of her letters eventually became amicable, which lead to her reaching out to her parents in real life.
Have you ever received a letter of apology from someone or written a letter asking someone for forgiveness or extending forgiveness? If you have, you might know that this can be quite a freeing experience.
Letter writing can help us to reconcile with others, no matter what side of the situation we find ourselves. Yet another reason to write letters...whether you send them or not!
For today's giveaway, I have a "household letter writing set" that you are definitely going to want to send!
These cards are soooo cute and classy and come to us from the Etsy shop
Enter to win by doing any of the following:
1. Visit Hello Good-bye Designs and let me know what you think!
2. Share a positive experience that you have had writing letters this month.
3. Choose your own adventure...but make it good!
See ya on the flip-side, Service Boot Campers!