Some mornings I wake up in the slightest panic. Usually this is attributed to my being behind on some things. This morning I woke up feeling guilty, because though I never made any promises, I had let my brother

Since my brother has been on his LDS mission, I have sent him a letter/card/postcard every week. Every Sunday I aim to write at least one page of nonsense that will hopefully brighten his day and, even better, make him smile. Sometimes, admittedly, life gets a little hectic and I end up sending the letter on Wednesday. The point is, that I sent something.

Until this week.

This week I had my notebook out, with the letter being written in stages. I wasn't satisfied with what I wrote at first, so I kept it in the notebook. Tuesday I wrote more, and Thursday I added even more. Saturday night I realized I hadn't ever sent the letter. Don't get me wrong, I realize this isn't anything truly traumatic. I had only broken my goal with myself, and I felt bad because for eight weeks now, I've been REALLY on top of it. For those of you who know me, eight weeks is a long time for me to stick to something. Ha. Anyway, mostly I woke up feeling bad that I might have let him down if had he been expecting something, and secondly I was sad because I had dropped the ball. Disappointment in oneself, even over the slightest matter is not fun. Soon after I woke up, I was out here on the couch writing a letter for this week, to be sent with last week's unfinished draft.

I love sending mail. I love receiving handwritten mail. I love handwritten mail more than I love a good shopping trip to Ross, or two scoops of bubblegum ice-cream.

So, I feel better now that I've corrected my error. If you have intentions to write/send something I've recently found it's better to do it sooner than later.

How often do you get/send mail?


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