One of our Deejays Demonstrates How to Prepare a Letter for Mailing
First off, you don't have to have a quill pen, nor a twirly mustache with a lot of gel, to write a letter. I, in fact, still type mine, because I can type faster than I can write, so it feels more like I'm talking to the person.
I reunited with my stepfather after being estranged for many years, which is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. A couple problems with our communication, though: We're both men, so we don't like to call each other a ton, and he decided he has no use for a computer - not social media, not even internet, but no COMPUTER. And I bask in envy, as I hope to simplify my life more into that direction someday.
- As I was taught in school, you put today's date at the top of the page, then leave three spaces.
- You can say, "Dear .....," or as I do here, it's more like "Hi, Jack!" Then, leave two spaces.
- Then, a lead sentence to a paragraph, followed by any number of sentences that back up that first sentence. Two spaces between paragraphs.
- Finally, two spaces after the last paragraph, and your sign off, which could be "Sincerely, (name,) or whatever exit salutation suits your fancy. I know, that's wide open, right??
Did you know there's a correct way to fold an envelope, as well? Also, tips for addressing properly on the envelope, and placing the stamp. Here's more on that:
When this is all done, find a mailbox and pop that sucker in.
It's funny how, for me, social media has taken the place of phone calls and even e-mails with friends and relatives. And social media is just one chosen highlight from someone's life, and oftentimes doesn't even represent them as a person (or so we hope!) It's hardly a substitute. We're living in a time when everyone is connected, yet so many people feel alone; so, when I know someone who wants some conversation, I generally try to find a way to squeeze it into my busy life, because sometimes that person is me.