week #15 in an experimental year…

One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year.  My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.

Sarah McPherson inspired this week’s experiment.   Last week I got a simple note from her that meant more to me than she’ll ever know.   Thanks (again), Sarah.

So I wrote and mailed a letter every day this week (I mailed Sunday’s on Monday :)).

The people I wrote are people with whom I haven’t been in touch for years.  They’re people who’ve had a significant impact on my life.  Some are people with whom I could have connected via e-mail.  Some are not.

None of the letters were long.   They simply told these folk I love & treasure them and how they’d shifted my life for the better.

I haven’t heard back from any of these folk.  And that’s not the point.

I KNOW they appreciated getting a real letter.   I know I do.

I offer no major revelations or promises to write & mail a letter every day for the rest of my life.   I will write more letters though.  I may even write some and not mail them.  Hmmmm… I think I see another experiment in the making here. 😉

How do you feel when you get a letter?

When was the last time you wrote one?

When will be the next?