I've said my heart lies with Jesus, music and hospitality. I could have said food, but I'm not a foodie and I'm not a chef. I love making a home, sharing a home, lending a home, bringing home to less homey places. And yes, even sending a little home out on the back of a snail.
Cutting back on my social networking made me more aware of other ways to reach out and touch someone. Remember being a kid and getting a piece of mail, any mail? SO EXCITING!! As adults, we get mail and the thrill is gone. Until we see something with handwriting and maybe a fun color. Then we perk up just like when we were kids. I GOT MAIL! REAL MAIL!
I ordered some stamps online a couple weeks ago. I could pick from all the fun designs , mix and match, and have them all shipped to me for just $1 over their basic cost. Then I walked into a Hallmark store. Oh yes. Now that's the stuff! Later I sat down with a couple pens and those free address labels people send you in the mail and got to work. I made sure those snails were going to earn their keep!
Keep some supplies on hand and drop a little something REAL in the mail now and again to a friend. Local friends, far away friends, everyday friends and once a year friends. Maybe it's a thank you or a birthday or a thinking of you. But do it. Make someone smile.
Send some love on the back of a snail.