the best medicine

November 2, 2009

You know what…sometimes when you’re not well, medicine from the doctor cannot make you feel better like some TLC can. Even the most independent woman feel more appreciated knowing that friends and family are  thinking of her. I think you can actually get sicker if you just stay in bed all day and all night without talking to your loved ones.

That is why my mood lifted instantly when I got this in the mailbox.

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A Get Well Soon card from Alia, hand-delivered to my mailbox on her way to work.

No one has done this for me before, so you can imagine how touched I was! Hehe.

There’s something about getting actual mail, compared to the usual emails or texts. I love hand-written letters or cards; they’re so much more personal and sincere. Of course in these modern busy times, we don’t have all the time in the world to write letters to everyone and wait a few days for it to be delivered before getting a reply.

Can you imagine:

Boy writes a letter, “Do you want to go out for dinner?” to Girl.

Licks the letter to seal it, sticks a stamp on, drops it off at the post box. Waits a few days before it arrives at Girl’s house.

Girl replies, “Yeah, I’d love to!”

Licks the letter to seal it, sticks a stamp on, drops it off at the post box. Waits a few days before it arrives at Boy’s house.

Boy replied, “Oh that was 3 days ago. I’ve already had dinner, thanks.”

I can’t imagine how people lived before mobile phones and Internet. So frustrating for impatient people like me.

So snail mail should be for special occasions, for special moments. That way it retains its significance.

Heee I can’t help but feel happy getting a hand-written card from Alia.

Thank you darling!!! You definitely made my day 🙂