How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special - Lynette M. Smith

How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special

Author: Lynette M. Smith

  • Publication Date: 2012-11-04
  • Category: Writing


Imagine a world of people focused on gratitude for one another. Make it so! Start by writing letters of appreciation that will be treasured forever.

“How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure” helps you touch others with your genuine, original letters to express your feelings of appreciation.

You will discover these valuable tools and tips:

* The essentials of planning, writing, packaging, and presenting your letters to convey your messages effectively.

* How to touch someone on a milestone birthday or special occasion related to school, military, romance, family, rites of passage, and career.

* How to commemorate a professional or personal relationship - to honor teachers, coaches, mentors, students, suppliers, and good friends; to bring meaning to a life well lived (including eulogies); and to mend torn relationships.

* Over 1,000 powerful words to help you describe someone special, organized into these 15 demographic lists: a smaller child, a pre-teen child, a teen boy, a teen girl, a younger man, a younger woman, a middle-aged man, a middle-aged woman, an older man, an older woman, someone religious or spiritual, a military service member, a supervisor or employee, a product creator or stellar service provider, and a teacher, coach, mentor, or student.

* Choices of the best inspirational quotations to enhance your letters, for 10 themes - age; appreciation; childhood, parenting, and grandparenting; forgiveness; legacy; love; spiritual faith and devotion; patriotism; leadership and teamwork; and teaching, learning, and striving.

* Great beginnings to jumpstart your sentences when you can’t think what to say, in 11 categories - shared past experiences; shared present experiences; thoughtful reflections; legacy acknowledgments; longing for another; congratulations and/or looking to the future; recommendation/reference; general appreciation; mending a torn relationship; eulogy or remembrance; and condolences and appreciation.

Here’s a partial list of endorsements:

Peggy Post (Director of The Emily Post Institute and Co-Author of the 18th Edition of “Emily Post’s Etiquette”), concludes in her Foreword for this book, “Whatever the purpose of your correspondence, ‘How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure’ offers you options, advice, and encouragement to write. I’m confident you’ll agree this book is a fabulous guide that will jumpstart your letter-writing skills and enjoyment. Your bonus will be enhanced relationships - a plus for you and for every person who receives one of your heartfelt letters.”

Simon T. Bailey (Author, “The Vujá Dé Moment” and “Release Your Brilliance”) writes: “As much as email and text messaging have made our lives incredibly easier, they also threaten to extinguish former, more lasting methods of communication: I’m talking about the good, old-fashioned, almost forgotten art of letter writing. That’s exactly why Lynette Smith’s new book ‘How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure’ couldn’t be better timed. A comprehensive guide to writing honest, heart-whole notes for any and every occasion, the book manages to shift our focus from haste, list checking, self-service, and artifice to gratefulness, obligation, appreciation, and love. There is absolutely no way this book and this author, if we let them, will not change our lives and the world for the better - note by note, letter by letter.”

Scott Hunter, CSP (Business Coach, Certified Professional Speaker, and Author of “Unshackled Leadership”), writes: “Your attitude in life makes all the difference in the world and determines how life occurs for you. The most powerful attitude you can choose is gratitude. In this book, Lynette has provided a unique set of tools to facilitate your ability to both express appreciation and adopt gratitude as an everyday attitude. All you need is to add pen, paper, and your heart.”