One thing I love about living in a sorority house is that there have been so many times I have walked into my room to find a sweet or funny note waiting for me on my desk. There is something about a handwritten note that can lift your spirits. Technology is such a huge part of our lives that sometimes we forget that a note can mean more than a text and really make a person’s day.
Why it’s nice to receive them:
They can be saved
Maybe this is just a big one for me because I am a pretty sentimental person, but there is nothing I love more than going through old things and finding a note or card from years ago that brings back memories. A text doesn’t hold the same value. It is great to receive a nice text from someone, but after a few days that text is pretty much gone and you will forget about it years down the road.
They can be looked at when you’re feeling down
There have been so many times that I have had a really bad day or I am feeling down and a friend has noticed and written a note for me that completely lifted my mood. I love keeping every note that I receive in a little box in my drawer and when I need to be reminded to be positive I will read a couple of the notes and it helps make my day a little better. I keep all my notes that make me happy or make me laugh in a cute box from TJ Maxx that I keep in my desk drawer so I can put new ones in it.
Someone took time out of their day for you
Anyone can get on their phone at any point of the day and write a quick text saying something nice to you, which is very thoughtful and will still make you happy, but there is something about someone writing a note that seems more special. It’s unexpected and takes a little extra time.
Why it’s nice to write them:
You can make someone’s day
You never know when someone really needs a little positivity in their life until you write them a note and see how much they appreciate it. I have so many notes that made me smile or laugh on days when I really needed it, and I love knowing I can do the same for someone else. My mom works really long and hard days so I like to write her a little note every once in awhile thanking her for something, telling her to have a good day, or telling her I love her because at least if she is having a stressful day she has a note that reminds her that she is appreciated, which leads into the next point.
You show the person that you appreciate them
This is especially true when writing thank you notes. When I was younger I did’t really understand the point of thank you cards when you can just say thank you, but as I’ve gotten older I realize the importance of them. When someone goes out of their way to do something for you or buy something for you it is important to show your appreciation. A text is great, but a card is even more special and shows that you care.
Handwriting cards, notes, and letters is such a nice gesture that seems to be slowly going away as technology becomes a bigger part of our lives. I hope this post encourages you to write a note to someone to show them that you care!
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