I love words; reading them and writing them, molding them to pass information or to be funny or to convey the wonder of a moment. I love using words to share wisdom, spread joy or cause a smile.
I also love reading the creative use of words others have crafted including, but not limited to; greeting cards, novels, articles, jokes, a text or a tweet. I especially love the creativity of personal notes that string together common alphabetic characters resulting in wordsmith magic.
Texting and tweeting is the current mode of word transportation. The popularity of these electronic messaging systems has opened up the world of wordsmithing in under 50 characters. I love texting and embrace it wholeheartedly but that does not diminish my appreciation for the short, but oh so poignant, message found on the floral card.
What adults heart does not melt at the receipt of a home-made sentiment from a child?
Recently my son graduated from high school and he received many messages in the time honored manner of Graduation Cards. Friends and relatives penned kind and encouraging words about this milestone in his life. Giving cards provides the opportunity to pen a message with particular elegance or meaning. Uncle R. penned a thoughtful expression that is timeless and appropriate, not only for L, but for us all.
"Always remember your high calling; love God, love others and find a way in your education process to serve the world."
Have you received, or possibly penned, a particularly elegant and meaningful message you can share?