Welcome to day one of our 12-note writing series. Specifically not calling it a challenge because we don’t need any of that energy here. This is not meant to be difficult or something you have to push yourself to complete. It is meant to be joyful, loving, rich, and nourishing. So anytime you aren’t feeling it, please give yourself some compassion and walk away. We’ll be here when you are ready. If at any point you feel silly writing a little note to your friend. Or you feel like maybe they won’t want it. Think about what it feels like to receive a note. Think about how you would react if your friend sent you this note. Usually we are harder on ourselves than we need to be. You are going to notice a theme over the next weeks - there are no rules. If you are feeling something when you read the prompt; go with it. If you want to write a lot; do it. If you only want to write three words; also great. Let’s get to it. Today’s prompt: You’ve been on my mind I am a proponent of going with what comes to mind first here, but in case that is nothing, here are some of my thoughts. If you are writing all twelve notes to one person, use this card as an introduction to what they can expect. You have been on my mind, so for the next 12 weeks I am going to write you a note a week. Know every time you get a card in the mail that I have been thinking about you, noticing you in my everyday life, making space in my week to sit down and think about us. And it is great because thinking about you brings me so much joy. You might want to write a note to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. You have been on my mind. Even when we don’t talk regularly, I think about you often. I think about how important you have been to me. I think about how fun it was the last time we were together. I think about how much I miss you and how happy it would make me to see you. This might be a perfect card for someone you talk to or see often, but maybe because of that, you don’t often have a deep heart to heart. You have been on my mind and I keep thinking about how lucky I am that you are in my life. You are my phone-a-friend in a crisis and in celebration. Whether we are counseling each other over our next career moves or sending each other silly little videos, your presence in my life has brought some much. If writing a big ol’ note feels a bit daunting, I LOVE a good list. Full sentences not required, just start listing things that bring this person to mind. You are on my mind when:
I hear our favorite song
I see two friends laughing
I drink from the mug you gave me
I wear the sweater we picked out shopping together
I watched the show you recommended
Remember, there are no rules. Write from your heart. As little or as much as you would like. Then–and this is the hard part–put it in the mail.