Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mailboxes and Recipes

There's talk again of raising the price of postage. That reminded me of the simple pleasure of getting a personal letter out of my Mailbox. When was the last time you received a real handwritten letter? Of course, we still send Birthday cards and Christmas Cards in the mail. But, handwritten letters? I have to admit it's been a while since I sent one myself.

I trade coupons and notes with friends. So, more than bills end up in our mail boxes. Even so, letters take a little more thought and time. I bet I'm not the only one that misses the thrill of getting a new letter. Remember pen pals? Just the thought of them reminds me of a lovely wall mount mailbox. I've always wanted one of those on the front porch. You know, the kind of mail boxes that have the little loops at the bottom for the morning paper? They invoke an image of a simpler time.

Let's try spreading some random acts of kindness through sharing recipes. Pick out an address of a stranger or neighbor out of your phone book. Print out one of your favorite recipes or feel free to use one of mine. Write a short note. It can be something as simple as 'thought you'd enjoy this recipe.' Then, drop it in your mailbox and wait for the joy to spread.


Pam said...

Great thoughts here! There's nothing like receiving a friendly letter in the mail!

Polly said...

Oh, what memories this post brought rushing back!! I rmember as a ttenage girl I had several pen pals and how I haunted the old mail box to see if perhaps a letter had come for me that day! I am glad to have run across your site and I for sure will be back!