Letter Writing Failure and Recovery

Why can simple goals be so challenging to meet? Writing one letter every day sounds, if not easy, then not overly complicated either. Two days in a row I was unable to write. Yesterday, though, I caught up and wrote three letters. One is still in draft form but it is written. 

Some letters require more thought and time than do others. The letter of said draft is a letter of thanks to one whose gesture of kindness to my family requires a response of care and attention. This letter cannot be rushed and as this is a letter of thanks and not of conversation I have but one chance to write it well that my expression of thanks might equal  the gesture shown.

This evening, after I have visited my P.O. Box I will resume conversation. I don't know with whom yet but I am sure it will be pleasant.


  1. Writing a letter a day is not an easy task for me. Sometimes I spend a day or more writing a response in my head, a conversation that may or may not make it to paper. I want the Write_On challenge to be an incentive, but I don't want it to become a chore. A special thank you letter should not be rushed.

    1. I don't think any letter should be rushed but a thank you letter especially takes time. The challenge is a good incentive and, like you, I wish to not become a slave to it...just to meet the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. As Annie Dillard once said, "People deserve inordinacy." Take your time and enjoy your people. Don't pressure yourself.


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