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  • Writer's pictureCherie Claire

Send Some Love This March

I've been lucky to have great friends, many of which are the nicest, most generous people.

For instance, my dear friend Sharon and I met years ago with a common love of coffee, theater and weird stickers in public places. She travels around supporting local artists, attending theatrical performances and, of course, testing out coffee houses. One of my fondest memories was when she and I participated in the Caffeine Crawl in Houston. Needless to say, we had LOTS of great java that day.

Sharon sends me little gifts in the mail all the time, mostly witchy things because she knows I love those. The one top right is both witchy and by Colorado artist Akemi Tsutsui-Kunitake. It's titled "Grimoires and Ramon." Last month, it was an old-fashioned Valentine postcards because she knows I love those too.

Author extraordinaire Christee never forgets my birthday and her presents always cheer me up. This past December she sent me a treasure chest of rocks because she knows how much I love rocks. (You should see my desk!)

And then there's Pamela, my traveling buddy who sent me flowers when my brother died.

As you can see from the photos, all three of these friends make me laugh, and that's a beautiful thing as well.

On a recent trip with Pamela (in addition to us laughing), we talked about thank-you notes and how most people don't use them much anymore. Heck, they don't write letters much either!

Pamela said she always wanted to see a designated time — a month perhaps — when people wrote letters, postcards, notes, whatever to those they cared about. I know how much it means to me to receive those so in honor of Pam, I'd like to suggest that we take March as a time to do just that. Let's all send those we love a little something in the mail to brighten their day and let them know we care.

What do you say?

If you agree, please share your stories (and maybe tag those you love) on my Facebook page.

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