Monday, August 25, 2008

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

There was a time when other than speaking to a person face-to-face, the mainstay of communication was writing letters. There were no e-mails or instant messages or Myspace accounts. There were no computers or Blackberries or cell phones. There was just a quill, a bottle of ink and a piece of paper. And with these simple implements, relationships developed and flourished.

It is how John and Abigail Adams held each other up during this country's fight for independence. On March 31, 1776, Abigail wrote John, "I have sometimes been ready to think that the passion for liberty cannot be equally strong in the breasts of those who have been accustomed to deprive their fellow-creatures of theirs." Who writes like this today? What has happened to our gift to move others with our words? If you recapture the lost art of letter writing, you will find your personal and business relationships blossom.

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