Send a card to someone you appreciate in the mail

Not a text, not a DM on social, not an email. Not even a phone call. This is an envelope with a stamp the delivery person brings to your mailbox.

Imagine the recipient of said note when they check their mailbox. Unsuspecting of this remarkable communication they are about to receive.

Typically, they would sift through credit card offers, coupons, and ads. Nothing unusual or exciting. Nothing to take notice of.

Yet on this particular day, mixed in with the junk mail, is the envelope from you. Something different.

You now have their attention.

The pull of this envelope is more potent than a 15-second Tic Tok video and more urgent than scrolling news headlines. Almost nothing on a screen can compete with your note.

They will even put their phone down. Opening the envelope requires two hands.

Congrats, you have cut through the noise. And you’ve done so with the most authentic intentions.

Curious. They waste no time opening the envelope. Then read something you wrote just for them, which feels positive and uplifting, and they feel appreciated.

In that moment of appreciation, they have zero negative feelings. They are filled with goodness. You have just made their moment.

This gesture may cause the grateful recipient to perform a similar act and pass it forward.

The simple act of following up on your kindness promptings will change the world.

Imagine if you made this five-minute habit a daily practice and wrote something worth sending daily for a year. One person at a time, day after day. It compounds.

  • Would this make a positive difference in the world? Your world?
  • Could this be the righteous act that conscientiously objects to taking sides, joining tribes, or making others wrong?
  • Could this be the path of positive resistance you’ve been looking for?

I believe it’s worth a try. I have started and stopped and started again with this practice.

I can report that this happy habit won’t just rock the world of others but also your world. With consistent practice, your attitude, your ideas, and your entire trajectory will begin to improve.

Before you know it, you’ll be looking for the good in your daily encounters, and when you’re looking for the good, it’s impossible to be looking for the bad simultaneously.

If you’re the type of person that looks for the good, the good will find you. You become more “attractive.”

Let’s say you decided to try this for a week. Seven consecutive days. Who would be the first recipient, and what would you communicate?

Author: Eric

50% custody, 100% Dad. Committed to progress, effective communication & longevity. Aspiring centenarian, idea guy, freelance content marketer & copywriter. Seeking inspiration through dedication, growth, & creative expression.