Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hand Written Treasures


An odd thought came to me after I wrote a reflection in a book I read daily called Sacred Space. For some reason, I remembered a happy thought of organized note taking in high school. I loved to take notes (I feel a little strange admitting it to you). I loved to use a blue, ball point pen on crisp lined notebook paper. I still like to write with those pens but it seems I am writing less on paper and typing more on the computer. I mention this because at church today the priest mentioned that technology has evolved so much in the last 30 years that he feels that he rarely writes handwritten notes or letters anymore. He mentioned that he has started to write letters again (you know the handwritten kind) just to shock people! I think he has a bit of a point. What is better than a hand written letter or card on a special paper that the writer intended for you? I have a friend who sends me thank yous and little gifts through snail mail and her hand written words are treasure. I have saved each letter she has sent me. I won't ever empty the trash on her mail.

4 comments:

Sarah Amick said...

My husband and I always write little notes that we stick in secret places. We have saved all of our letters that we wrote in college to one another.
I was just thinking about this on Saturday. Someone mentioned in a conference that they put a small note in each child's desk each year. I can't wait to start doing this. My friend Jen still has her teacher's note from 1st grade. What a treasure. Thank you for reminding me of this.

Susan said...

This is one of the things that teachers and administrators in our county are encouraged to do for each other. It's a little thing that really DOES make a big difference. I try to hand write notes to my kids and their parents regularly. And I put inexpensive note cards in my writing center to encourage kids to write to one another and/or to their families. They love it!!

:-) Susan

katied@wideopenwest.com said...

You both just helped me with an "aha" for today ...thanks for helping me with ideas for taking this to the classroom.

Cathy said...

Hey, just wanted to make sure you got my e-mail...it said .con in yours and I'm assuming it was actually .com