Write a Letter to Someone Important to You Who Has Died

Welcome to the second in a series of four suggestions to compose a handwritten letter.  If you missed last week’s installment, you can read it here.  http://meetmeatthebarn.com/why-handwritten-letters-make-a-powerful-impact/

A Handwritten Letter That Says What Needs to be Said

The first letter that you were invited to write was a thank you note.  I hope that you chose to participate in sending a note of appreciation to someone who has had an impact on you.  This week I am asking you to scribe a letter to someone who is no longer living.  That’s right, this is your chance to say what you might have left unsaid to someone while they were still living.  Or maybe you would like to simply check-in with a dearly departed.  Whatever the case may be, use this occasion to connect or reconnect with a soul who somehow matters to you.

I think you will find that this exercise gives you the opportunity to get some things off your chest, or to get complete with a person, or maybe have a private dialogue with someone you miss and think of often.  You will likely have emotions of recollection, humor, sadness, and joy.  Whatever it is that you experience, “be” with it, appreciate the fact that you have taken this opportunity to make amends, to say I Love You, or to merely give a wink and a nod to a beloved and never forgotten friend.

So, what do you do when you finish this letter?  This is your opportunity to engage your creativeness.  Here is what I suggest.  Hand address an envelope put the letter in it and find a special place to keep this letter. Maybe you store it in your journal, in a box or drawer where you stow keepsakes, or you might want to place it in a shadow box with photos and other items that remind you of the person to whom you have written this letter.  Do what brings you peace and joy.  I remind you that the primary reason we do all of the exercises in the Lines In The Sand course is to create a life that we love.  I trust that sitting down and writing this letter will get you a step closer.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and impressions on this powerful exercise. It can bring a deeply emotional experience to you that can encourage healing, restore memories and promote healthy personal growth. Your shared view helps all of us grow and develop, and to create a life you love.

Stay true and be you —


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