Just a couple of weeks into my letter-writing journey and I've already learned some things:
Number one: Keep stamps on hand at all times. (Sorry to those recipients who must wait to receive their letters until I can get to the post office).
Number two: Human beings are easily deterred from the path of perseverance.
When I set out to adopt a new practice, there is an initial sense of exhilaration. But as I truck along, it only takes a brief amount of time before I start to consider the possibility of taking a little break. And little breaks turn into longer breaks, which often lead to an end of the adventure.
Having identified this cycle in my life, I was prepared that this would probably happen with my letters. After all, our human nature is bent towards giving up when things get too hard. And wouldn't you know that I have been tempted to take a pause, to stop writing letters. What could it hurt?
Each time I have considered skipping a day or have struggled with the words to share, I remind myself of why I'm doing this. What do I really want?
What I really want is to release love.
And not just for 365 days. I want a lifestyle of setting love free from the bonds of my selfishness, envy, pride, bitterness, anxiety, fear...
That's what I really want. I want to love well. For that reason, I best go buy more stamps.
What do you really want?
-Read more about my 365 Letters.