Letter from the Editor: Grace Notes

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

Most of you were probably taught, like me, that handwritten letters and notes are important, and always the best way to communicate heartfelt thanks and greetings. I still believe that, but I have learned that a newsy email or text from a friend or family member can have great meaning. My son left for France about a month ago, he took a job teaching English in a small town called Montluçon. His emails and texts have kept me up to date on his life and let me know all is well. Plus, the ease of simply picking up the phone and tapping away ensures that I’ll receive them on a regular basis. The same is true for my daughter who lives in Baltimore. Through Facetime calls, I can see my adorable granddaughters as often as I like, and even though it isn’t as satisfying as an in person visit, those video calls keep us connected. A few months ago, I received an email from my first cousin with whom I hadn’t communicated with in several years. He lives in a northern state, and we lost touch after first my parents, then his, passed away. The pleasure I get from our (now) frequent communication could not be improved through the handwritten note. Now, for me, the communication and the feeling behind it are the important things. I’ll always enjoy sending and receiving handwritten notes on pretty cards, but as I give thanks for my many blessings this month, one of the first will be my ability to easily connect with the ones who can’t be at the table. Happy Thanksgiving!

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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