This is not about food. What was your new year's resolution this year ? I have several..... one of them is to write three post cards everyday. Well, every year toward Christmas or New Year card season, I tell myself, " OK , I will make data base of people.... not just business, including friends and relatives..( my relatives ties seem to be strong.. 'cause I hear from friends sometimes that they don't get to see each other for very long time.... we get together ... sometimes there are cousins' gathering party. ) .
Then, I cannot complete the DB. There are so many. I don't think I have especially many friends or business networks, but think if you've lived over 30, 40 years.... !!! There are address books and cards here and there... I need to combine them and haven't succeeded ! My problem. I shouldn't say this so loudly, people may think I'm not good at business ! :-)
Well, so to avoid last minute panic, this year I started writing cards. The point is there is no expectation. It's like almost my own meditation or sadhana . If you receive letter or card from me, don't be surprised. ( only if I know you. )
While I enjoy these social media networks, blog, e-mails, I feel "writing " letters, cards custom remain... although I 'm not letter person really , It's always nice to receive cards, letters. There is some time lag from the time you write till it's delivered. It takes time, that's why it's nice. When I write post card, it is not Sales or Expecting anything.. Just to say hello, how are you, thanks for something or even thanks for being there.
I think I try to balance my life between digital life and non-virtual life, trying to fill the gap.