Yay! New year! I love fresh starts. And have I got a deal for you ...
Write yourself a letter re: one thing you'd like to accomplish this year. Seal it in an envelope. Address the envelope to yourself and put a stamp on it. Then, put, that envelope in a bigger envelope and mail it to me.
I'll put your still-sealed letter in the mail back to you on my birthday in April. That way, you can see how you're doing on the objective -- while you still have plenty of time to adjust, change, ignore, whatever.
You'll find my address here. Happy writing!
P.S. My brother turns 60 today. Someone needs to tell me how that is freakin' possible. Because I'm still 30-something. (Happy birthday, Harry!)
In our high school marriage class, Fr. Mike Scully had us write a letter to our future married selves. Once we were actually married, he sent us the letter. For me, that was a gap of about 7 or 8 years by the time the letter arrived. It was fascinating to see what was on my mind and what I thought would have happened leading up to getting married.
I love the idea of you sending it to people while they still have time to do something about it, Jan.
Thanks, Mike! Fr. Scully's idea is really fun.
We wrote a letter to ourselves at the end of the JWRP trip to Israel. They mailed our letters to us about three months after we came home. When I received mine, I was immediately transported back to the spot where I wrote (in a gorgeous facility, at a window overlooking the Western Wall).
I felt the same way when Sandy turned 65! I now have on the frig a magnet that reads “How Old Would You Be If You Didn’t Know How Old You are?” (Satchel Paige). For me that would be somewhere between 35 and 40! It’s all in the attitude!
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