Letter Writing Challenge – Week Four

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
~ Marcel Proust

 

Welcome to Week Four of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and asking you to pen a short (or long!) letter to someone, and then pop it in the post or otherwise deliver it to them.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your favourite pen or writing implement
  • Writing paper, cards or postcards
  • A small crystal or stone
  • Between five and thirty minutes each week to sit down and write your letter.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Read the instructions through once, and then complete the activity.

This Week’s Theme :  A Heartfelt Thank You!

Hold your crystal or stone in your hands. Close your eyes, and build an energy of gratitude in your heart. Feel your heart swell with emotion. Pour that energy of gratitude into the crystal and then continue to sit in meditation for a minute or two longer. In that place of gratitude and love open your heart and reflect on people who have contributed positively to your life – people who have taught you, supported you, loved you, cared for you, believed in you, grown you. Allow one of those people to become prominent in your heart and mind as someone to whom you can write a heartfelt thank you letter.

Now write your card or letter.

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Image from hipgallery.com

Trust that you will be guided to find the best words to express your thanks. Explain to that person what they or their actions have meant to you, and how it made you feel. Write about what you have learned and how you have changed as a result of knowing them. Tell them WHY you are so grateful and thankful.

So often the truth we hold inside us remains unacknowledged in the wider world. By sharing our heartfelt thanks we are contributing to the positive flow of energy in the world, as well as within ourselves.

Note: If your heart has chosen someone who is no longer in your life, or who has passed away, it is still okay to write your letter to them. When you have finished the letter, burn it so that symbolically and energetically it can still reach them.

PS: If you want to share what you’ve done, pop over to our facebook page and say hi, and share away!

Missed the start of the Challenge?

You can go back and catch up here:

Letter Writing Challenge – Week One

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Three

 

5 thoughts on “Letter Writing Challenge – Week Four

  1. I’m so behind in my reading that I am just seeing your post. I still write real letters. I have sent out 3 in the last week. I send cards to older friends who can no longer navigate a computer and are mostly house bound, a get well card again to friend who fell and is in for a long term recovery. and a cousin who lost her home. Some things you just need pen and ink to convey. What a lovely idea to get it started again. I love snail mail.

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