100 Years from now you could be someone inspiration

Lately I’ve been trying to get my creative juices following so crafting, reading and internet searching.   I came across an idea that appealed to me both as a blogger and a writer.  What if we came across a letter from our great grandmother, grandfather or anyone.   Wouldn’t you be interested in what their typical day was  like?  What they were currently reading?  Music that got them moving or movies/shows they saw or where anticipating.  Also the events and news around them at the time and their opinions on these topics.

I would enjoy curling up with an old letter and being taken back to a different time.  I know I’d search for any music or books mentioned to see if still available.  Would the letter make me appreciate what I have now or would it make me sad at what I missed?

The best part is that we can be that ancestor for someone!  We can put pen to paper and write about what is happening in our lives today.  It doesn’t have to be earth shattering, it just has to be real and heart felt.  So, think about what you want to share and what is important to you now.  Wouldn’t it be cool to think of someone opening your envelope in even 50 years and learning a bit more about you and the world at the time?  We have the chance to be someone inspiration – think about it.

16 thoughts on “100 Years from now you could be someone inspiration

  1. Brandi says:

    I love this post! I have always been the girl who buys old diaries and post cards at the flea market because I can’t stand to think that these people may have been forgotten. Thank you !

    Liked by 1 person

    • amelia p says:

      Thank you. I feel the same way. In the past year I joined Snail Mail Society in my area. There is something about writing a letter that seems to express more of you (if that makes sense!). Looking into incorporating letters, postcards into piece of art – think it would be neat.


    • Amelia says:

      I think with emails we have lost some of that. I guess that is why “snail mail” people get excited about now. Remember my mother writing to her sister weekly for 65 years.


  2. theglassofclass says:

    This is an amazing idea! I wish I had a letter from my great grandmother to read and learn about her typical day. I love reading letters in general and am very saddened that this practice is coming out of fashion. Great post!

    Julia xx


    • Amelia says:

      I have been trying to send more cards via snail mail the past few years. Not for any special occasion just a card with a note. Maybe we should start writing letters and sending and see what happens! Will we get any back? Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


  3. anhistorianabouttown says:

    As someone trained in history, this is very much present in my thoughts – in a lot of cases, we don’t have a choice in what remains of us, and we never know what random traces we will leave behind. I hope to be discovered at some point in the far future 🙂


    • Amelia says:

      I remember my mother and her sister writing each other weekly for 65 years. Just what was happening nothing earth shattering but just the quiet as my mother wrote her letter I’ll never forget. I haven’t done this yet but sharing it today has me rethinking. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


    • Amelia says:

      I have a sister on the west coast who I email daily. It is a nice connection. I wonder who or where I could put a letter to be opened in 100 years? Thanks for stopping by.


    • Amelia says:

      That is such a keepsake. For me there is something special about reading a paper letter/journal/book. Plus they say different part of the brain when writing by hand compared to typing is used, so maybe capturing different emotions?


  4. Carol says:

    It is a great Idea but where to put the letter…I am hoping my writing and my blogs/diarys will provide that and I also have done memory boxes for my children…Nice post 🙂


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