Monday, April 11, 2016

The Art of the Handwritten Note: How To Be A Good Friend with this Old Custom

The Art of the Handwritten Note

Original Artwork by Kayla Jaramillo copyright protected 2015
How to be a good friend with this old custom.
Technology has in my opinion ruined the art of conversation and the ability for people to write true feelings and put them in their own words.  Especially, the art of the handwritten note has been lost and coined an 'old custom'.

Let's be honest.  Technology has turned people into impatient, cranky, instant gratification and self-centered robots.  Everyone has to be right and have it their way.  Am I right?  See what I mean!

If, you were to die tomorrow what do you think your so-called friends would have to say about You?

If, your so-called friend(s) were to die tomorrow what would you have to say about Them?
  • Would they say....
     She was always there
  • when I needed her the most!
  • She was a good listener!
  • She would send me a handwritten card just when I needed cheering up!
  • She could help me see the brighter side of a bad situation!

Or, would they say....
She never stopped talking.  I could never
get a word in anywhere!
It was always about her problems and her life!
She never acknowledged my needs!
She never sent me a handwritten card or letter
in the mail when I needed cheering up!
She never remembered my wedding Anniversary!

 What would you miss most about them?
What would they miss most about you?
These are a few things to think about...

Now, compare these comments.  Which, one would you say was 'a good friend'?  We all have areas in life that we can improve in so that we can be a good friend.

Ask your friends what they like best about you.  Ask them where you could make improvements.  Be ready to give them the same list and be ready to make the needed changes so you can improve in your relationship with others and be a 'good friend' now and be remembered as a 'good friend' even after your gone.

Are you ready to be a 'good friend'? Send your friend a handwritten note today!  We have just the gift for both of you in our Markets of Sunshine Etsy shop.
Are you ready for the Adventures of Ranger Spencer?

Our story left off with Ranger Spencer discovering who was nabbing the cat food from Bubbles dish.  It was the wily Possum we named, Tyson.
Ranger Spencer has been keeping a sharp lookout on the gang of Ferrell cats too.  While trying to figure out how to rid his backyard of these two unwanted trespassers he has made a new discovery.
A few nights back while out on patrol he saw a flash of light in the far corner of the yard under the oak tree.
He ignored it at first but there it was a second, third and fourth time.  Now, he had to take a closer look.
He took out his micro-binoculars and to his surprise it was Tyson Possum.
He quickly scanned the area and saw another flickering of light off in the distance.
What was this all about?  He would soon find out or his name wasn't Ranger Spencer!
He decided to contact the local B.Y.W.S. better known as the backyard watcher's society and start and underground investigation.
The head of each branch would attend the meeting.  Bubbles was in charge of delivering his secret messages.  A small box was attached to her collar and she would deposit one tiny rolled up piece of paper tied with grass at each drop-off point.
The society had members from birds to squirrels and everything in between.
Bubbles would sneak out at mid-night while the Ferrell cats were busy scouring the neighborhood trash cans.
The note read:
Urgent meeting!
Meet at mid-night on Sunday in the tunnel under the Palmetto bush next to the shed.
Will Ranger Spencer and the B.Y.W.S. solve this mystery?
Tune in next week and find out....
If you missed the beginning of this tall tall you can catch it here.
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Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.
copyright protected 2016


  1. Love the handwritten notes! In this digital world we live it's rare to get one of these but they mean so much when we do. Thank you for sharing this and the cute story. Promoting on all my social media.

  2. Great post! And, I have to say, I LOVE your note cards too!!
    Cannot wait to hear what Ranger Spencer discovers . . . tuning in next week to find out!

  3. What you said, Marsha, about our self-centered society made me think of the the apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. The Electronic Age is indeed partly to blame!