Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


     The wife of a friend of mine took the Bar exam recently and has been eagerly awaiting the results.  Yesterday, my friend shared the great news that she passed with flying colors!  Figuring it might be nice for her to get a personal note of congratulations, I went out today and picked up a nice card, wrote out a meaningful note, and got it off in the mail to their home address.
     You just can't beat a personal, handwritten note for letting people know that you're thinking about them and that you care.  The fact that it's handwritten tells them that you took the time and effort to focus on them and share your thoughts.  In an age where many technologies can make the world feel impersonal, handwritten notes harken us back to a different time.  I'm not sure that will (or should!) ever be replaced.

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