What family couldn't use a little more sweetness in their lives?
A few more kind words
A few more loving wishes
A few more sweet thoughts?
I know ours could.
So I have hatched a plan and called a meeting.
I made each family member a mail box (using tin ones for the $1 section at Target, some scrapbook paper, stamps and glue,) set out a stack of small note paper, a cup of colored pens and explained the purpose.
For the rest of the month, we are all going to take the time to write each other love notes, I explained.
They can been silly, they can be serious, they can be sweet.
They can be anything but rude or mean.
It has been less than 24 hours and so far, those flags are going up and down so often I am afraid they may not make it through the end of the month without needing to be repaired.
But despite the initial interest, I know how soon we all forget. Lose interest. Move on.
So, I am curious to see if the novelty will wear off sooner rather than later, or if love, in the end, will prevail.