Happiness and National Letter Writing Day

Put down your electronic device, grab a pen, and look for a stamp because December 7th is National Letter Writing Day. There are historical letters that shaped history and have stood the test of time, such as those by Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. There are personal letters that impact the heart like those written by my great uncles during WWI and WWII. These young soldiers wrote home to say hello to their siblings, ask about squirrel hunting season, and describe how cold it was sleeping on the ground without covers. Handwritten letters are personal, intimate, and can be powerful to the reader. This December 7th write a letter to reconnect with a long-lost friend, update your parents on your children, or share thanks for an act of kindness.