A a millennial, I rarely receive physical copies of my mail. Everything is done online- and I prefer it that way, my bills and McDonald’s coupons all go straight to my email! I’d like to think that I’m doing my part to save the environment (but I’m also very lazy and the mailbox is just so far away from my house). When I do actually receive a physical letter, I actually get so excited. It’s nice to rip open the envelope and unfold the paper. As lame as that sounds, I think that the process of opening a letter is wonderful- there’s this unknown element that comes with it. I usually never know what the letter is going to say/what it’s going to be about. Especially in the age of technology where you get instant fulfilment and there are few unknowns, I think a letter is a great way to have a sense of the unknown in my everyday life.
Anyways, enough of my ramblings here’s my letter.
To my parents:
As I’m growing up, I realize just how much you’ve sacrificed for me over the years. You’ve left a country where you had family, friends, great jobs- you essentially left your home and immigrated to a country where you had no family, few friends and unstable job prospects all so I would have a better life. I appreciate and acknowledge just how hard it must have been for you to uproot everything you had worked for. I know I don’t say this enough but I would like to say thank you because I know that if you hadn’t, I wouldn’t be in this position right now- happy and healthy with countless opportunities in front of me.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you mom and dad.
So there’s my letter, short and sweet.