Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Lynette M. Smith via the magic of Skype. A professional freelance copyeditor for ten years, Lynette is the author of the award-winning reference book, "How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special". See her gratitude-themed downloadable information products at GoodWaysToWrite.com.
Lynette guides people who want to write a memorable letter—to any special person, for any special occasion.
Peggy Post, The Emily Post Institute director, wrote in her foreword to Lynette's book, “Lynette does not judge; she encourages. She does not intimidate; she motivates. She simply makes letter writing easy and enjoyable.”
How did this all start? Lynette’s son Byron presented her and her husband with a framed letter of appreciation at his 2008 wedding rehearsal dinner. Inspired by his gesture, Lynette formulated a "Big, Achievable Goal" to get millions of people worldwide to write heartfelt letters of appreciation so they can establish, enhance, and even rebuild their relationships and thus change their world.
Topics covered on this program:
* How to express gratitude in written form, when the magnitude of your gratitude is BIGGER than a thank-you note
* Grandparents Day is September 7; this summer is a great time to start a special letter of appreciation for each grandparent, perhaps pairing each letter with frame-able art
* Lynette's 15 demographic lists of 72 positive words each, in her book appendix
* Create a free word cloud at Wordle.net for Grandparents Day, Retirement, other occasions
Our dedicated volunteer crew for this episode were co-directors George Cutler and Eric Newman, supported by Rosalie DeCaro and Partick Kellegher. Special thanks to PATV's Mike Peters for tech support. Appreciation to sponsors Third Dimension Hair Salon and Bagel Mentch, both in Great Neck, NY.