- Writing 101: Be Brief– Day 5
You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.
I’ve been cleaning my closet and putting away winter clothes, shoes, and a few purses. I was checking the purses and found an envelope.
I can’t remember exactly the day I got it; then again, I know who gave it to me. The envelope has a red sticker in the shape of a heart. I can’t believe I completely forgot this letter.
I opened it. The letter has a drawing of a heart painted with crayons. My initial the letter M was written in the middle of the heart. Then my granddaughter who was 8 at that time wrote me this letter.
Dear grandma (here she draws a small heart)
I love you grandma (another heart). You are in my heart forever (another heart).
Love, Jo (a heart with our initials M & J)
She gave me this letter before moving to Florida. After I read this letter it brought me to tears. After a year living in Florida, my daughter decides to move back home. Jo was excited to be back with grandma.
One day, I will show her this letter, meanwhile I’ll treasure it.
I’m blessed to have the love of my grandkids and thankful that they moved back home.