Conquering Quarantine #8 & #9: Writing letters &. Taking an Adventure
Updated: Apr 29
With emails and text messaging, people don't write letters like they used to. That's a kind of dying art, and you can be the person to bring it back. What I like about letter writing is that there are all kinds of fancy paper and pens that you can use...you can just get lost in all the options. The point is to write a letter from the heart. Communicate with that person about a story you never shared with them or maybe an experience you both had together. There are so many things that you can write in a letter.
You can write it on old-fashioned paper.
You can use a calligraphy pen... a ballpoint pen; the options are endless! If you want to get fancy with it, you can even create your envelopes.
Another idea is going out on an adventure. It doesn't require many things in planning and preparation. If traveling is too much, you can explore your backyard or neighborhood. If you're feeling adventurous, pack up a backpack, get in your car, and go to the nearest hiking spot. The point is that you are getting out of your four walls. Yes, you are staying in quarantine, and yes, you want to honor social distancing, but make sure that you are taking care of yourself. Being outside, in the fresh air, being around the trees, hearing the birds, all those things give your life a certain level of peace and serenity. Your life requires a certain level of stability. You don't have to be around many people if you don't want to be, but you get the opportunity to be reminded of the beauty around you.
I have a friend whose family goes out for walks and picks up rocks. They then paint and save them because it reminds them of their family's adventure. So I encourage you to get out of the house, go somewhere fun, and explore.
Just because you're in quarantine doesn't mean you don't take time to care for yourself or assist in helping people.
Do something a little different than you usually do
I encourage you to write letters and go out on an adventure. God has been inspiring me in many different ways, and I cannot wait to share with you the content the Lord has been giving me.
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