I have a pen-pal relationship with my landlord.
Every month, with my rent, I include a handwritten note, and in it I catch her up on what the last month has looked like for me and my dogs, how the cottage is doing, and I usually inquire as to her and her husband's well being.
She writes me back every month.
Perhaps exchanging handwritten (and typed) notes with your landlord every month isn't in your cards. But there has to be someone you can resurrect this bygone form of communication with.
Just today I dropped a card in the mail to my mom. It was nothing special - a handwritten note letting her know I was thinking about her and that I love her.
I mailed another note to a friend who recently left Fort Hood.
Of course, we text, email, Facebook and talk on the phone, but sometimes it's the little things that matter.
And the little thing of the day just might be writing someone a note and mailing it.
KDH City Editor