"If you can't delight someone, there is little point in writing."
And this leads to my advice. Take pen to paper and write. Take time to write to friends and loved ones. Be yourself in your notes or letters. Transferring your thoughts with pen to paper is still the best way to communicate, because thoughts in writing come from the heart.
Today, with the flood of the e-mail and text messaging, the handwritten message seems so much more meaningful. I love to send one. I love to receive one.
By EDWARD A. IANNUCCILLI, The Providence Journal