When you read “Send Me Some Love In The Mailbox”, I hope to convey that the art of writing real love letters on a regular basis can change your life in profound ways. You will find that you reach people on a heart-to-heart level and build deep connections that are extremely rewarding. We are all living out our own autobiography, and at the end of your life it won’t matter how much money you made or how successful you were. What will matter is summed up in the words from the bridge in my song, “Send Me Some Love In The Mailbox.”
“When you reach the end of your journey here,
Will anyone hold the memories of you dear?
Will your words have touched someone in a special way?
Will they hold close to heart what they heard you say?”
You’ll want to know you made a difference in other people’s lives and you’ll want tangible evidence of your life, your loves, your failures and successes. You’ll want pieces of your life stories in written form to leave to your children and grandchildren. Writing real love letters holds the enduring record of your personal life history. It lets you hold and read the written evidence again and again that you have loved others well and been loved well yourself. As Hub tells Walter in “Second Hand Lions”, ‘I want you to remember this, that love…true love never dies.’
I’d like to illustrate the power of love letters with a story that was told to me by a young man who read my book recently. He said it touched him deeply and that he had broken up with his sweetheart several months earlier. He sat at his desk and wrote a real letter by hand on stationery and went out on his lunch hour and mailed it. He told me his words reached the heart of his sweetheart deeply and they got back together shortly thereafter.
I love hearing this kind of feedback and I encourage you to “Send Some Love In The Mailbox” to those you love and share your results with me!
Your friend, Cherie