Each week, I’m challenging myself to complete a Dare of the Week. A weekly goal designed to live more intentionally and be a better man. And I’m inviting you to join me.
This week’s dare: Write someone a hand-written letter
Imagine opening your mailbox, grabbing your mail, and shuffling through the typical assortment of bills and special offers. As you do, an envelope personally addressed to you pops up. You open it and read a hand-written note of encouragement and gratitude from someone who’s been greatly impacted by you.
What would that mean to you? I know it would mean a lot to me. And this is why this is the Dare of the Week.
Writing a letter by hand is a novel concept born of old-fashioned sentiment. In an age where the majority of our communication is electronic, taking the time to write a hand-written letter has its own built-in message that says, “you matter.” And unlike a Facebook message or email, you can be sure that it will be read.
This week’s dare is to write a letter by hand to at least one person. As you do, keep these things in mind:
- It could be a long-lost friend, a family member, or someone who’s greatly influenced you.
- You don’t need to make it too long, just a page or two will be plenty.
- Make it your aim to brighten their day.
- Include your contact information, but don’t expect anything in return.
- Don’t put it off. Write it and mail it.
It’s little things like this that have a mighty impact.