So my plan was to write a big post yesterday about it being the year anniversary of my kidney donation, and all that fun stuff. But then I realized you guys have heard it all before, and nothing has really changed. So instead, I'm going to tell you how I plan to make a minor but meaningful change to my life.
I am not a creative person. Coming up with an original idea is always very hard for me, but I actually do well at refining or working with other people's ideas. Because the idea is never my own, I always feel bad about stealing from other people. But this time I don't feel bad, since it's such a great idea.
When we were kids (at least when I was a kid) we didn't have e-mail or Twitter or text messages, or Facebook or any of the other thousand ways people keep in touch now. We had the phone and the USPS. I remember getting excited any time I got something in the mail, which was all of once a year for my birthday. When I got older, friends would send me Christmas and/or Hanukkah cards, and again I was excited. A couple months ago I was in need of a cute baby shower card, and I went to my card expert friendfor advice. It was all downhill from there. I have become addicted to cards of all types (and subsequently made a new friend through visiting her shop). But, because of this addiction and a post made recently, I've also become inspired.
From now on I'm sending at least 2 snail mail cards or postcards to my friends or family each week. Just a note to say hi or happy birthday, or thanks for being a good friend. (Yes, Jenn, the misplaced Christmas cards are coming). I sent out a couple this week, and I was amazed at how happy it made me. I'm hoping, once the cards are received, that they'll be just as pleased as I was. I also hope it inspires other people to do the same, because really, what's better than getting random love from your friends?