Remember the days when handwritten notes were the norm? When your parents would sneak a little “Have a great day!” into your lunch box; when your friends would pass you a “GUESS what Chrissy just told me” in the hallway, folded up in one of those cool paper triangles? Handwritten notes always warm my heart, even if it’s just a piece of paper my roommate hung by the front door that says:
With people becoming more and more environmentally conscious and the ever-growing use of digital versus paper, handwritten notes seem to be less and less prevalent – which makes them all-the-more impactful. A note can be very personalized and can really strengthen your bond with the other person – not to mention it will absolutely brighten their day.
I always like to cut up pieces of thin cardboard from packaging, like cereal boxes, and write on the blank backside. When you put this new use to something that would have otherwise been discarded, you’re helping the environment and making someone smile.
I say we all make an effort to bring back handwritten notes. It doesn’t have to be all the time, and it doesn’t have to be much. Just a few words here and there, left in an unsuspecting spot for your favorite people to discover. Positivity feeds positivity and, in my opinion, that’s what life is all about.
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