Today is National Handwriting Day. (Yes, I heard you yawn!) The date was set almost 40 years ago to coincide with the birthday of the most recognized signature in America: John Hancock’s.
And yet in many of our schools, cursive writing is no longer even being taught. Most of us are more comfortable using some sort of digital device and typing than we are with getting out a piece of stationary and writing (or printing) a note or letter.
Yet I’ll bet you have saved a handwritten note or letter from someone. It’s much more lasting than a text message or even an email, isn’t it?
Those personal words of encouragement and care really do make an impact.
So today, amidst whispering “TGIF” and making plans for the weekend, do that for someone in your life. Someone who needs to know that they matter. That they are special…loved…unique. Pour some encouragement into someone. You’ll be amazed at the impact a few simple words can make.
Grab a piece of paper or a note card. Pick up a pen. Write a note. Affix a stamp. Drop it in the mailbox.
You may never know the impact that one handwritten note can make.
But please give it a try!
*In case you don’t know, a “double-dog dare” means that when YOU perform the dare, the person who issues the dare will also do it. So for every one who tells me on this blog, on Facebook, or via text, Instagram or tweet that they’ve written a handwritten note today, I will do the same. I double-dog dare you.