Thursday, February 18, 2021

February Blog Challenge -- Day 18

  

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18) What are you proud of yourself for today? Why?

I'm struggling with this one, because I'm writing this early Thursday morning and Wednesday wasn't an action-packed day. Nothing really stands out. So I'll go with this, even though it seems like rather weak tea...

I'm proud of my use of the USPS. Yesterday I sent a newspaper article to my oldest friend in California. Yes, I could have sent her the link and she'd get it instantly. But this way she can check out the local Chicago ads on the other side of the article. And she'll see my handwriting. My Cousin Rose and I exchange snail-mail letters all the time, and she has commented on how special it feels to actually see anyone's signature these days.

Last week I mailed a silly "thinking of you" card to Joanna. It really was kinda stupid -- that good friends are like good bras because they're supportive. (Yuk. yuk. Get it?) Still, I wanted to do it because she's been feeling blue. An old friend of hers from her hometown -- someone she's known for years and spoke to monthly -- got sick and died without reaching out to her. His mother called to let her know of his passing. She feels it keenly that she didn't get to say goodbye, and wonders if it's something she did. The card meant a great deal to her. She's mentioned it twice. I'm not sure an email or IM would have the same impact.

So I'm proud of myself for actually affixing stamps to envelopes. It sounds like a little thing, but it's not.

4 comments:

  1. I think this truly something to be proud of.

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  2. Hi The Gal Herself:
    What a caring thing you did for your friend! I know she must have greatly appreciated it. This is definitely something for you to be proud of.
    Have a good day.

    https://gloriasretiredlife.blogspot.com/

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  3. Good for you! I love snail mail letter so much more than emails or texts. I hadn't been writing for years, though, as no one else was writing or particularly appreciative of receiving long, newsy letters. That's another blessing that's come from meeting my biological father and siblings. My father and sister both prefer writing letters to other forms of communication. Yay!

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  4. I think this is a good thing to be proud of. Go, you!

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