“To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!”
― Susan Lendroth
“Letter writing can be seen as a gift because someone has taken his/her time to write and think and express love.”
― Soraya Diase Coffelt
A wonderful, magical thing happened yesterday. I received mail. No bills, no formal letters from council or banks or insurance companies. No junk mail. Actual mail from dear friends. Rarely do I receive personal correspondence so you can imagine my delight when opening the letter box I saw two rather plump envelopes addressed to me, one from near and one from across the oceans.
Okay, sure, receiving mail isn’t exactly magical, I’ll concede. It happens every day all around the world and millions of people still receive mail even in this automated world of electronic mail and text messages. The magic was in the similarity of each letter. My darling friends, have never met nor know of each other. One lives in a town close to me and we formed a bond when we met eight years ago. We have not seen each other in that time until last weekend when we both attended an event, each for the first time, and reconnected like we’d never been apart. Her warmth and gentleness enveloped me like an embrace. My other friend lives over the seas in a place I have not yet visited. We are still to meet face to face yet we share many similarities and have forged a lovely connection woven by sharing words sent back and forth across invisible networks, spanning continents. So warm is our connection it feels as though we each sit regularly in the other’s kitchen and natter over a pot of freshly brewed tea.
Both of these remarkable women sent a letter from their hearts and homes that arrived on the same day. Both reached out in the most remarkable way to let me know they were there for me. Okay – not magical enough yet? Each envelope revealed an exquisite card, warm words and a gorgeous gift. Both women had chosen a gift of a magnet. What are the chances? You’d have to agree that’s pretty magical; for two women who have never met, who live on different continents, to send a letter that arrives on the same day that took the same form and held a similar gift with the intention to raise my spirits and let me know they were thinking of me. That, my friends, is pretty synchronistic if not magical to me.
Have you had a magical, synchronistic moment that warmed your heart?
A year of inspiration: Inspired by friendship, magic and the workings of the universe.