This is weird. I’ve been putting off sending a card to someone on my list for over a week. There are a few reasons that feel rational. I don’t know her all that well, our time together has been brief, we’re more acquaintances than friends, she’s politically conservative, etc. But none of these things are… Continue reading Putting Off Sending a Card – Baffled
As of today I’ve created and mailed 67 cards to express my appreciation to quite a variety of people. In fact, I’ve sent two so far to cats: one living and one not. Some cards are easier to write than others. It’s harder when it’s someone I don’t know well and/or haven’t been in touch… Continue reading 60+ Cards (and it’s still scary to send them sometimes)
Today it took me less than 15-minutes to write an appreciation card and prepare it for the mail. Previously, I often associated the importance of my work with how long and complex the project was. Just recently I did a research project for a non-profit organization and it took about 40 hours to complete. So… Continue reading Just 15-minutes
Staying in touch with people isn’t one of my strengths. I have a good memory and fondly remember lots of people from school, groups, and jobs. But I truly suck when it comes to picking up the phone. This means many of the cards I want to send are to people whose contact information is… Continue reading Asking for Mailing Address Can Feel Awkward at Times
I’m taking a class on healing generational trauma and I feel like I’m doing it wrong. How, you may ask, can you do a class on such an esoteric topic “wrong.” Mostly I feel like I don’t fit in with the other people in the class. I listen to comments from the other participants and… Continue reading What’s wrong with me?
When I had the idea of creating and sending appreciation cards, I thought it would be fun and easy. Most people enjoy getting personal greeting cards in the mail. I like doing things that make people feel happy. So you would think this would be a win-win. But I’ve found that I often procrastinate when… Continue reading When I’m Afraid to Send an Appreciation Card