So here it is: the fourth Social Media Secret Weapon you can use to significantly improve your online conversation with others.
Secret weapon #4: A letter. Sounds simple, huh? A handwritten letter is a very powerful way of connecting heart to hand. And that action can ignite a fresh sense of intention to your online time.
3 powerful benefits of letter writing:
Gratitude grows. When we forgo email, texting, and posting, really cool stuff happens. The world takes on a whole new dimension. Others come to mind and stay there. You reflect. You share. You express gratitude. You want to keep writing (and licking stamps)!
You practice prose. Using a computer, you can get so lost in the tempo of clicking that you leave out the thoughtful prose designed to capture and reel in a heart from across the miles or even from across town. Letter writing also keeps your penmanship polished (which is fast becoming a cool party trick)!
Moments live. You can hold letters in your hand and their contents in your heart—forever. Long after you are gone, your letters will live. It’s not super nostalgic (or romantic) to click open a file or dig through computer archives to find (and remember) someone’s thoughts.
Fun time: Here’s a great site to inspire your letter writing. You’ll find famous letters by people such as Jane Austen and Albert Einstein, among others. And, you’ll find a treasury of written surprises.
Do you think you will sit down to write a “real” letter anytime soon? What’s stopping you?
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When you follow Christ you become a love letter from God to the world. #LiveSticky
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