Last week, my mom sent me a picture of a postcard that was sent to me from my high school Japanese literature teacher.
Mr. Eto was a really cool teacher – he was my homeroom teacher for two years and was also in charge of the drama club I was a part of.
(And as you can tell, a very skilled block print maker.)
He was funny and always treated us like we were responsible, intelligent people. He was one of the most influential adults I had in my teenage years.
On the back of the card, he wrote to say he retired last year and that they’ve got 6 grandkids now.
I felt so touched that I was still on his “thinking of you” list after 22 years.
I used to send him New Year’s greeting cards when I first moved here but can’t remember when the last time I wrote him was…😢
So it was a perfect timing when I received this message from Thinking of You Week via Instagram:
“We’re working with The Greeting Card Association to promote Thinking of You Week, an international movement that encourages everyone to send a card every day for one week. We’d love it if you could help spread the message by asking your followers to send a card a day from September 24-30.”
I get requests to promote things to my followers occasionally and only follow through when the cause resonates with me and I believe it benefits you, too.
For someone who creates and sells greeting cards for a living, I don’t send out hand-written note enough!!!
When I got the postcard from Mr. Eto, I knew I wanted to send him a card and tell him what’s been going on in my life.
I wanted to tell him that I got married to a sweet loving man, I quit my job 3 years ago, and now I’m a full-time artist.
I know he’d be delighted to hear from me and would be so proud of my accomplishments 💕
The invitation to promote this challenge inspired me to join in the movement, too.
I’ll be sending a greeting card to my friends (including Mr. Eto) every day between September 24 and 30!
I already thought of a few more people I want to say hello to via a card and am getting super excited to figure out which cards to send them 😍
Do you want to tell someone that they’re on your “thinking of you” list??
I’d love it if you join me in this challenge!!
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I’d love to hear from you if you decide to do the challenge. Leave a comment and let me know.
Happy writing, my friend!