Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 222 – Writing A Thank You Letter To An Author

My daughters and I wrote letters of thank you to an author whose books we really enjoyed. Letters, the old-fashioned kind. 

quill pen imageMy daughters and I had read aloud a series of five fantasy books, Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull. A few weeks ago, we finished reading aloud the latest book by the author, The Beyonders. It then occurred to me that even authors have feelings, and a note of thanks might be appreciated, as Linda Cohen once wrote.

Maybe because I have devoted so much time into giving time, maybe because I wanted a tiny bit more connection, I did not feel an email was enough.

So the three of us, my daughters and I, each wrote a letter. A real letter. A paper letter. The old-fashioned kind of letter. Penning our thanks in real ink, I found the publisher’s address and addressed a real envelope. We then stuffed our letters in and put an old-fashioned stamp on it.

I hope the letter finds it’s way to Mr. Mull. And if it does reach it’s destination, I hope our old fashioned cursive words and cross-outs express our appreciation.

If nothing else, I felt a little more invested in my thanks. It was probably a little more heart-felt as well.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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