Handwritten notes are rare. Electronic communication has all but erased the whimsy of cursive writing. The average adult writes something by hand about every 41 days —even rarer is a handwritten note snail-mailed to a friend. The average home receives a personal letter in the mail every seven weeks.
In our wired world, handwritten notes seem to be a waste of time and money. Who would have thought 50 years ago that a postage stamp would cost much more than wireless texting into the sky? You can fling SMS characters through the air in an instant. Why take the time to write a letter or send a card?
I believe every leader — especially pastors — should write handwritten notes. It’s not just for nostalgia. There are good leadership principles found in a handwritten note.
Investment. Handwritten notes take time. Time is money. Money is important. When you take the time to write someone a handwritten note, you are sending a message that is greater than the few sentences contained in the note. A handwritten note demonstrates personal investment in an individual.
Beauty. Even if you have sloppy penmanship, there is a beauty to handwritten notes. The slant and curves of letters give a glimpse into your personality. There is a vulnerable beauty to writing something by hand and giving it to someone.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sam Rainer