He turned 6 on July 25th. He likely won't turn 7.
What do you want for your birthday, honey?" mom, Carley, asked. She pictured herself visiting the store displays of Lego and Super Mario that her son loved. His surprising response:
a mailbox full of birthday cards!
Pay attention the next time you approach your mailbox: anticipation quickens your heartbeat--even if only slightly.
Yes, at times, it may be the dread of a bill, that letter of acceptance or rejection, but mail has power, and the Coach says: use it.
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“I gave him to key to the P.O. box,” [Carley] Nickerson said.
“He was so excited when he opened it.” [Source]
Yes, I sent Danny a card, actually two: one from me and one from my pets
As of this posting, Danny has had a memorable "birthday bash" and the family mailbox has been stuffed with greetings.
I explore the value of real mail in these posts: