Microblog Mondays: Reflect.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. –Annie Dillard.

I’ve spent the last 72 hours in bed.  Sick.  Ugh! I wasted a significant amount of that time fretting over the things that weren’t getting done. Initially, I was too sick to read, write, or do much of anything and too irritable to be good company, but a letterpress card Martha S. sent to me last month helped me find value in being sick.

“Reflection.” Designed by David Radarvar.

Reflect.

It will help you learn. It will help you heal. It will help you grow. It will help you better help others. It is the only way to become who you are meant to be.

The card and the accompanying booklet are the perfect journaling companions as I recuperate.  The booklet has six panels which guide reflection on the past year–the good; the bad; career and work; change and growth; friendship and love; and summary.

If you’d like to take some time to reflect, the Holstee guide can be accessed on the site.  Click the “Download the Action List (PDF)” link and you’re there.

What do you do when you’re trapped in bed?

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Happy Mail from Bunny Bear Press!

Happy Mail from Bunny Bear Press

Happy Mail from Bunny Bear Press

I just returned from a wonderful trip to New Orleans (more on that later) to find a gorgeous package in my mailbox from Bunny Bear Press. Adina, the owner, sent the package as a “thank you” for my letting her know about a glitch with her signup link.  Totally unnecessary, but who am I to refuse happy mail?

Take a closer look at the gorgeousness.  [Click an image for a closer look].

Beautiful, right?

Each card was designed and handprinted by Adina.  I don’t usually buy greeting cards for birthdays and such–I make my own–but the high quality and uniqueness of her cards urge me to support Bunny Bear Press.

I ❤ Adina even more because of her drive to get women to write more letters. She recently started the Pen Gals Club (#thePenGals) to encourage women to write letters and send snail mail to their gal pals instead of using texting and social media to communicate–even those jokes, anecdotes, and little tidbits of information we’re prone to share.  As much as I love snail mail and contribute to the volume of mail winging its way through the USPS, I usually simply call or text my closest gal pals.  So I decided to accept the challenge. The day I signed up, I wrote my bestie a letter, included some inspirational goodies, and prettied up the envelope; she was so thrilled, she dubbed me “The Creative, Feel Good, Pretty Snail Mail Wonder Woman!” Pretty impressive title, eh?

If you’re interested in the Pen Gals Club, you can sign up by clicking the link. Adina has all sorts of plans and goodies for those of us who sign up.  After signup, she sends an information packed email and weekly newsletters filled with snail mail inspiration. I’m so excited that, as I plan my schedule for the academic year, I’m building time in to write letters and notes to my closest friends.  They’re worth it.

Until next time…

Write more letters…

Bunny Bear Press Contacts

Bunny Bear Press Contact Info

[Note: I realize this must sound like a paid advertisement, but it isn’t.  I’m simply excited about snail mail: good snail mail and great ideas about snail mail must be shared!]