Letters, Letters and More Letters
In looking through old posts, I realized that I write a lot of letters. Whether I’m addressing my family or my womb or Oprah – a letter just seems to get the job done for me.
I learned this from my mother. Although she can lie through her teeth sometimes, she really taught me to stand up for what I believe in.
For example – when I was growing up, we went through a phase where we visited the Hot ‘n Now drive through at least once a day. And their speaker system was just terrible. We couldn’t hear them, they couldn’t hear us – and day after day – it became more and more frustrating.
So my mom did the only thing she could do. She wrote a letter to the management and highly encouraged them to get a new speaker system.
Since my mom was their most loyal customer at the time, her letter carried a lot of weight. And one day as we were going for our daily spin through the drive-through – they had a new speaker system!
When they saw my mom, all of the workers came to the drive-through window to clap and thank her for making their lives easier.
It was a proud moment.
While I’m not making any major changes in the world (like a new speaker at Hot ‘n Now) – I still like to write a good letter now and then.
Here are a few of my favorites.