A Different Kind of Monthly Challenge – Snail Mail !!

Fast recap – starting in January I decided I would challenge myself monthly. Nothing major just challenges that would get me moving and hopefully a bit more focused.


I have challenged myself to listen to different podcasts, keep a gratitude journal and do a Sharpie craft.  Last month my challenge was to practice loving kindness meditation.  I have been doing it weekly since September but wanted to step up my game of doing it more than once a week.

I have to admit I wasn’t as successful as I wanted.  What is so hard about sitting down and breathing?  Getting caught up in other things and forgetting.  Sigh. No excuse.  I did do loving kindness meditation on my way to work (I take the bus so no fear of accidents).  Just closing my eyes, breathing and repeating  “may I be safe, may I be happy, may I be healthy and may I live with ease.  Then going on to insert two other names in there.  It was a nice way to start my day and get centered.

So long story short – I’m still working on incorporating more loving kindness meditation into my week along with my gratitude journal from a few months ago.

My challenge for the coming month has a defined task.  I want to send 2-3 items (at least)  of snail mail to people.  I’m not saying write a long letter – but that would be delightful for someone to receive – but what about a postcard or a just because card?  I am always happy when I receive a card in the mail.  I remember my mother writing to her sister Sunday afternoons weekly for over 60 years.

So grab a cup of coffee and paper and pen and jot a note to someone away or even just in town.  I already have a few ideas and going to start looking through my box of cards!

You can always start now !



  1. I love snailmail, some of my best friends started as penpals and I still try to send postcards every chance I get! Want one?


    1. Hi Lorna, just popped into your blog – busy woman! I am a list person so having create a blog on your “to do” list was brilliant. Would love a postcard – I’m in Canada so definitely a postcard back.

    2. Hi Lorna, just popped into your blog – busy woman! I am a list person so having create a blog on your “to do” list was brilliant. Would love a postcard – I’m in Canada so definitely a postchttp://www.youcanalwaysstartnow.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-formard back.

  2. I love this idea (I even have loooads of postcards saved up so I can do this…) but I never actually get around to sending them.

    I am just a little rubbish at remembering to post things!!

      1. That is very sensible! You are so much more organised than me!

        (I did by a book of stamps for this…then I managed to lose them. So much fail!)

  3. I fully support your idea of sending “snail mail” cards! So much fun to get something in the mail. (I’m a big fan of love letters.) If you want to do something a little different–I have a category of posts on my blog called “Love Letters.” I encourage folks to write a letter to someone they love or admire and I’ll post it on my blog. You can always do that on your own blog, of course. But, might be something different to try. Either way–I say spread the love, it matters a whole lot.

    1. I will definitely be checking it out as such a neat idea. Ideas are starting to mull around in my head already! Blogging is such an incredible community linking people and ideas together! Thank you.

    1. I think we express ourselves differently when hand writing – the brain/hand connection. I usually share more and the letter is more personal than I would in an email for some reason.

Would love to hear your ideas and thoughts!

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