When was the last time you wrote a letter; let alone received one? There’s just great beauty behind the art of letter-writing. Knowing that someone had put aside time and effort to put down a message or a story for you by hand, and knowing, as you hold the letter, that it was held by the sender a while ago – is a connection that no email, Facebook status or tweet can ever replicate.
To social entrepreneur Lakshmi Pratury, letters are like little treasures of legacy left behind by loved ones who have passed. In this short and simple yet deeply moving TED presentation, she shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died.
“Maybe we all need to leave our children with a value legacy, and not a financial one. A value for things with a personal touch — an autographed book, a soul-searching letter,” she expressed.
If you were to pick up a pen and a piece of paper right now, who would you write your letter to? What legacy would you leave your children and your loved ones in your writing? What do you love or miss about handwritten letters? Do share your thoughts with us – we’d like to know.