Sunday, 29 December 2013

Teaching the Joy of Receiving Letters and Writing

Tell them how much you enjoy them.

Philemon 1:7
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.

Building on yesterday’s post on enjoying our grand/children and ensuring our children enjoy their time with us, today’s is the sixth blog post on “Teaching the Joy of Receiving Letters & Writing”:

And today how we enjoy being with them

Following an activity or day of enjoyment with your grand/children send them a short note thanking them for spending time with you.  

Write about specific activities that you enjoyed. If you’ve taken pictures write your note on the back of the picture and mail it to them.  

If you are planning an event send your grandchildren an invitation.  Describe aspects of the event that you are looking forward too and what you believe your grand/child will enjoy as well.
Writing to grand/children in this way, we model for them:

  • To express gratitude
  • To value relationships and to express this in writing
  • How relationships are reciprocal – the give and take of relationship that results in each person finding joy.
  • To expect to find joy in the future – to plan activities with others that brings them enjoyment.

Have the holidays offered an occasion for you to send a letter?

 “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with – Mark Twain

Grandma Snyder
 ©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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