Communicating with pen and paper is increasingly rare these days. In our fast, digital, swipe and click lives, writing a note is a more deliberate, physical act that requires us to slow down, think it through, and write legibly.
As we look for ways to find balance in our fast-moving days, here is a fun family activity: set up a mail system in your home. Turn an old box, a can, or a jar into a personal mailbox. Then decide on some period of time (a week or a month) and exchange notes. Write notes and “mail” them when others aren’t around so checking is exciting and the surprise of finding a note is real. Deliver a compliment. Share a thought that might be easier written than said. Send invitations to play games or for outings. The pace and the method of interaction may inspire and offer connection in rare or unexpected ways.