The Gift Of Heart To Heart Love Notes
I must start this by sharing that literally as I started writing this blog post I received an email note of thanks and heart-felt warmth from a new friend, who I connected with through Bold Blind Beauty. This email means so much to me, and really made my day! I am taking this as a sign that I am totally on the right track with this post.
We celebrate Galentine’s Day (Gal pals) and Valentine’s Day in February. It’s all about love, love for our friends, our loved ones, and our romantic partners. It is a special time to remember and share our appreciation for these relationships, but this is not the only time we should do so.
The gift of writing a love letter, a note, or a thank you has seemingly disappeared. Technology appears to have taken way our need to express ourselves deeply in words. Today we send a quick text. We don’t sit down to ponder what our sweetheart, our loved ones, family members or friends really mean to us. When is the last time you sent a card, or received one? I still receive a few Christmas cards, but every year these get fewer and fewer, and they rarely if ever have any personal messages written in them. I am as guilty as anyone else.
As my sight declined, to the point I could no longer see to write, I knew that my hand-writing was becoming more and more illegible, which embarrassed me. I think this happens to a lot of us, and we give up on sending notes.
But, no excuses… we can still take the time to send our thoughts to those we love and care about, or to say thanks, in different ways.
We can use writing guides, type messages and print and place in a nice card that we either use technology to select or have someone assist with, or we can send a special email. I have several cards, emails, and notes that I absolutely treasure and save, because sometimes you just need to go back and reconnect with how much others care about, appreciate and love you.
Let’s commit to giving this gift to our loved ones—even if we have to find new ways to do so.
Here’s a love note to my Bold Blind Beauty friends, especially to my BBB On A.I.R. podcast co-hosts.
Your friendship means so much to me.
I am inspired, energized, and absolutely entertained by you.
Spending time with you motivates me, encourages me, and makes my day.
You are special to me, and you make a difference, for me and many others.
I am blessed to call you dear friends.
Connecting With Sylvia:
- Facebook: @Sylvia Stinson-Perez
- Twitter: @SylviaSPerez101
- American Foundation for the Blind: afb.org
Sylvia Stinson-Perez has spent her career in the blindness field, and is the Chief Programs Officer for the American Foundation for the Blind. Sylvia believes the authentic shared experience of living with vision loss can lead to the development of bold confidence in living with blindness. She loves helping others find their beauty and courage on this journey.
Sylvia has Master’s degrees in Social Work, Visual Disabilities Rehabilitation, and Business Administration. Sylvia is blind as a result of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), however, she believes that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
Sylvia is a wife, a mother, a friend, an advocate, and a professional dedicated to making a positive difference. She enjoys reading, cooking, travel, crocheting, writing and public speaking, and time with loved ones.
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- Closeup handwritten love note.
- The sentence, Love Letter, written with a typewriter.
- Closeup of words of love in text form.
- Sylvia is wearing a blue dress with a lighthouse behind her as the sun goes down.