I don't know about you, but I LOVE getting things in the mail. I mean real things, not bills and junk. But, it seems that as I've gotten older, more of my mail consists of things I don't particularly like. For a while now, it has been kind of dull and boring to check the mail every day (except when I'm expecting something from Netflix).
When I was a kid, I was really involved in pen-palling. I had pen pals all across the country and even a few from Europe. I loved making cards and decorating envelopes to send to someone else. I loved the feeling of receiving an envelope mailed specifically to me. I miss those feelings.
Well, recently I found a web site that that I find particularly appealing. Postcrossing.com is a site that brings people together through post cards. As an adult, I don't have the time to contribute to thoughtful letter writing, but post carding provides the same opportunities, just in a different format. This site allows people from all over the world to send and receive post cards. I have become completely addicted. I have sent out more post cards lately than I have in my entire life, and the ones I am receiving, make me smile when I open my mailbox.
It's good to open the mailbox with a smile, knowing something specifically for me could be in there; something that doesn't require a payment!
If you're interested, check it out. You'll be glad you did.