Love is a handwritten note. Thank you to Teleflora for sponsoring this post and spreading love daily.
Do y’all remember how we used to communicate with our friends when we were in high school? I’m talking about the olden days, long before text messaging existed, back when cell phones used to be the size of bricks. We used to pass notes between classes, pages that were carefully crafted while the teacher droned on and on. In those notes, we poured our hearts out to our friends, our crushes, telling them things we would never say to their face. It was another time where we didn’t have emojis to help us make our point.
I miss that.
I don’t have a lot of memorabilia saved from my younger days, but I do have one box filled with notes. Notes from crushes, notes from friends, but the messages I cherish the most are the ones from some of the women who are still my homegirls to this day. I love looking back and remembering how things used to be and marveling at how we’ve grown. More than anything, I appreciate that things did get better, and we are flourishing and happy, long past the teen issues that caused us anguish.
In college, I would send cards to some of those same girlfriends. I didn’t know it at the time, but those little greetings were love notes, sowing into them and reminding them that someone was thinking about them. Years later, my best friend Hope told me how much she appreciated those cards, and we cried as we reminisced over the years we’d spent together.
It’s been awhile since I sent some love notes to my girls, so this Valentine’s Day, sending love notes is what I’m doing. My friends have moved, started businesses, had babies, and you know, a text message or email just doesn’t seem like it’s enough. These are events that call for a handwritten note, just like we used to do back in the day. I pulled out my washi tape and colored pens, so you know it’s on! I’m not worried about what to say. I’m just channeling my inner 90’s high schooler and going to town.
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