The Gift of a Written Note

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Family,Memory,Mom

written note

Expressing in a brief, handwritten note your appreciation or affection.

It doesn’t feel like that long ago when I was in elementary school, but evidenced by my latest birthday, it actually was quite a long time ago when I sat on those tiny seats at the long, low tables found in school. I remember opening my brown paper bag each day in the cafeteria to find a delicious lunch with a neatly folded napkin. Always on the napkin was a short note written by my sweet mother. Sometimes it was just a few words…

    I love you

That spoke volumes to a nerdy little redhead. It gave me a self-esteem boost in the middle of the day and helped to nurture the feeling that home would always be my haven.

School is not easy and is filled with disappointments and stress for children. There are so many teachers, children and new experiences. A simple written communication by a loving parent reaffirms to the child that she/he is special and provides another way to strengthen the parent/child bond.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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