Tony and I are in the process of filing for his new 10 year green card, and as part of our USCIS package, we are required to include signed affidavits from friends and family who have known us as a couple, and who can attest to the legitimacy of our marriage.
I asked several of our dearest friends to write letters for us, and they very graciously obliged. It was really a gift to receive those letters—although they were written to fulfill an official requirement, they were full of love and generosity, and gave us the rare opportunity to read how we are seen by some of the most important people in our lives.
Those letters inspired me. So here’s my idea…let’s all take a moment or two to write someone who has had an impact in our lives. Now. Today. Let’s single that person out, let them know how we see them, how important they are and how valued they are by each of us. Write it, put a stamp on it, and mail it so they can hold it in their hands and read and reread it as often as they like.
I know this is the kind of thing that can get lost in the day-to-day activities of our lives—best intentions and all that–but I challenge you to follow through with this. The recipient will be very glad that you did.