Mail a Letter and Make Someone’s Day



The #5MFW #write31days prompt for Day 14 is the word mail. Now how am I supposed to tie that in with my healthier life theme? Hmm, I’ll have to think about this one. I think I’ve got it! When we take the time to mail a letter, we can encourage someone. Feeling encouraged is certainly part of a healthy lifestyle.


Snow came pretty high that first year we lived in NH. 1975


Is there anyone who doesn’t like to get mail? I can’t think how anyone would be sad to get mail, unless it’s bills or other unwelcome junk. Just yesterday my Five Minute Friday sweatshirt hoodie arrived in the mail! It’s a little large but oh so snuggly. I actually had it on for awhile this morning as it was pretty chilly here.




Writing out a letter by hand has become almost old fashioned and obsolete. I want to change that. It’s so fun to get a letter in the mail knowing that someone took the time to write it. One thing I like to do is send a small art piece to a friend.


Here’s an example of one of the art pieces I’ve sent out.

It’s also fun to find a photograph and edit it with a poem or scripture verse. Then print it out on photo paper and put it in a frame to send as a gift. I actually haven’t put any in a frame yet, but I’m working up to that.

What better way to boost your spirit than to receive a special hand written letter from a friend! We all need to be encouraged and to encourage others. Everyone will benefit and be blessed which leads to less stress. And that, my friends, is part of a healthy lifestyle.


*I’ll postpone my weekly inventory of healthy habits until Saturday.*

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28 thoughts on “Mail a Letter and Make Someone’s Day

  1. I’m loving the 1975 picture of the mailboxes covered in snow and your idea of art sent to a friend through the mail! I miss those mail days of long ago!

    1. Thanks, Bonnie! I knew when I saw the prompt that I had to find and use that mailbox picture. 🙂 Mailing letters should not be a lost art. I haven’t mailed one in awhile, but I want to make it a regular practice.

      Glad you stopped by, Bonnie. Blessings to you!

  2. I haven’t written yet since I’m trying out how to tie my theme and the weird together. I love sending snail mail to my friends.

    1. Sometimes it’s really hard to tie in the word with our theme, isn’t it? I’m sure you’ll come up with something, Tara! 🙂

      It’s fun to send and receive mail. I almost didn’t join the #fmf snail mail this time, but I got in at the last minute. Can’t wait to see who is one the list. 🙂

      Blessings to you, dear Tara!

    1. Now that’s an idea I hadn’t thought of. Sounds like a great way to reminisce with family and friends.

      Thanks for visiting and blessings to you, Annette!

    1. What a fun thing to do! I’m sure those who receive your letters will cherish the personal touch of your sketches. It’s very thoughtful of you.

      Blessings to you, Andrew! Thank you for visiting. Always good to “see” you here.

      (A side note – I’m with Susan, I’d love a letter with some of your sketches!)

  3. I, like you, love to write letters to others! I probably enjoy it more than they even do! And I love waiting to hear from them that it arrived. Almost like I have done something sneaky! 😉

    1. It is fun to write letters and receive them! Being sneaky in that way is a good thing, right? Wish more of of were sneaky like that. We need to revive the art of letter writing.

      Thanks for visiting, Kadie! Blessings to you!

  4. I love your ideas! It most definitely is a challenge nowadays because sometimes to surprise someone you have to ask them for their address because it isn’t on hand. So sad. #6 on fmf

    1. Thanks, Kristina! I’m glad you stopped by:) Yes, it is harder to surprise people when you have to ask for the address. But people still enjoy getting mail even if it isn’t a surprise.

      Hope you have a great weekend! Many blessings to you, dear Kristina!

  5. Yes I love getting and sending little notes in the mail. But like you, I don’t get to do it as often as I used to. We still enjoy sending “love-notes” to our Grandkids who live a few states away. Definitely a health booster in my book! Have a Blessed Weekend!

    1. I’m sure your grandkids love getting mail from you! Most of my grandkids live near but some are several states away. So I know what it means to miss them. 🙂

      Glad you agree that sending and receiving mail is a health booster. 🙂 Blessings to you!

    1. Yes, it does rhyme, doesn’t it? 🙂 Yes, I have done the FMFSnailMail a couple of times and just got in under the wire for the one coming up. It’s fun to send them and it’s fun to receive them. 🙂

      Blessings to you, Susan!

  6. You’re right… mail and/or a hand written note truly is a source of encouragement. there’s something downright magical about opening the mailbox and finding something other than junk!

  7. Gayl,
    what a delight to use your creativity not only to unwind but to help lessen the stress of others as well. Isn’t it wonderful how the less inwardly we’re focused, the healthier we become?!
    Thank you for an encouraging post and your words over on my side as well!
    (#2 this week at FMF)

    1. “Isn’t it wonderful how the less inwardly we’re focused, the healthier we become?!” Absolutely! It’s pretty cool.

      Thanks for visiting, Tammy, and I’m glad you were encouraged. Many blessings to you!

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