Posters of Three Movies referrencing Letters

The Power of Letters

When is the last time you took time to write and send a letter? It may be more recently if you wrote a letter to Santa for the holidays. But for the rest of you, it probably has been a while. I mean, sending a text or a tweet is so much easier, why bother with the work with sending a letter?

Letters date back thousands of years. Some used them to self-educate by practicing their critical and expressive writing; while, others used them to show off, but it has mainly been used as a method of communication. Letter writing has even developed its own unique style in how it is written, and have made their way into Hollywood with some big-time movies. Here are a few that come to mind:

The Love Letter (1999)- Helen finds a letter in the couch cousins at her work and thinks it’s for her and Johnny, a fellow employee sees the letter and thinks she wrote it to him, so he quotes it. This makes Helen think it’s from him. The movie depicts the journey of discovering who actually wrote the love letter.

The Lake House (2006)- A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.

Letters to God (2010)- a young boy fighting cancer writes letter to God, touching lives and inspiring others. A substitute postman comes across the letters and finds his troubled life changing for the better.

The Letters (2014)- is a drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem.

I’m not telling you what to do, but writing a letter may help step up your game in your romance life. Take some time today, National Letter Writing Day, to write a letter to check in, express your feelings, or even just to say thanks. Who knows, your story may be the next million-dollar movie.

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