OK OK….So I am a little late! I will say that on the actual day ( or that week) I did write a handwritten letter to my Mom. I was visiting the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, British Columbia. They have a deal each year that they will mail a postcard or a letter to anywhere in the world for you. It’s simple, really all you do is sit down and write or draw to your favorite person in the world. They even supply the paper and pens, and some crayons too. Easy Peasy.
It happens each year at the museum. This year it was January 2nd to the 7th. I also managed to send a letter the previous year by fluke. So that got me thinking the real Handwriting National Day is to celebrate John Hancock’s birthday. So why him you may ask? Well let me answer that for you. He was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. His Birthday was January 23rd.
The actual celebration was established in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to promote consumption of pens, pencils, and writing paper. It doesn’t really matter because the fact that my mom received the random letter and called me, crying. Mission accomplished. It was chock full of AWESOMENESS. A letter for no reason other than to thank her for her awesomeness.
This reminded me of when I randomly sent a letter to one of my favorite teachers from High School to thank him on the great impact he had on my life. ( 20 years after my graduation, he was about to retire) The fact is it’s never too late! It’s never too late to start something positive; to acknowledge something or someone. Write to someone about something unfinished or for gratitude and/or love. You could write even a letter to your future self! I have done a few of those over the years. So let’s do it!
I don’t know how to start up a meeting but people let’s get the word out.
Letter Writing Night Out
Starbucks 2345 Beacon Ave Sidney BC.
RSVP not necessary just show up. Live Your Life for your Eulogy, Not Your Resume
Hope to see you there. What’s Your Awesomeness?
Tracey aka Princess of Awesomeness
Special thanks to Renee C for sharing her journal photo for my blog post, and Al Horner for writing out his saying and being a wonderful hand model.