A Postcard

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This past weekend my cousin and her husband came to visit me from Canada. Initially, she had said no as they would be driving to me and the commute itself would take up 95 percent of the trip. On Friday Morning, I received a text from her with a picture of a view from their moving car. Well, they were COMING!!!!!

I’m not a fan of surprises but I was definitely happy to hear this news. I’m not going to get into the details of their visit, but I do want to highlight one portion of it.

As we were walking around Times Square my cousin wanted to stop at the NYC Gift shop to get post cards for her friends back in Canada. She was definitely excited that she’d be able to get 10 postcards for two dollars, so we let her do her thing.

After we picked up her postcards, we stopped at a Starbucks to use the bathroom. As her husband is in the bathroom, we sit down at a table and she pulls out the postcards. She asks me which one I like the most, and I hesitantly pick one. She then takes that post card, and slides the one she likes towards me.

“Let’s write a post card for each other,” she says, very enthusiastically. I immediately started laughing, and told her we will always remain in touch, and that a post card was not necessary.

She said she wanted to “remember” this visit. So, instead of giving her push back I wrote a post card for her.

That night, before going to bed, we read what the other had written and we were both emotional. Although, I had initially thought of this as a silly idea. I realized that now, I will always remember their visit because of this post card. As soon as I read what she had written, I ran to the kitchen and put up the post card on the fridge.

Sometimes the little things, are extremely impactful.

Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,


Manisha Sareen


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