January 23 is National Handwriting Day?!
What the what? Who knew, right?
Since I do like to write by hand, I’ll join in with good wishes.
I hear from a lot of people that they are embarrassed by their handwriting and that’s why they don’t write more. To be honest, sometimes I wish our pediatrician felt that way — he’s the best doctor ever, but I cannot decipher his scrawl. Pharmacists must take handwriting analysis classes.
And I have terrible handwriting myself. As you can see above. Sometimes I blame school. I had to take so many notes, so quickly, that my writing just became terrible. And it never improved. In fact, I have rotator cuff tendinitis, so it’s gotten worse over the years.
But you know what? I don’t get overly upset by having terrible handwriting. People have different talents, and good handwriting isn’t mine. I still write by hand.
Not writing because my handwriting isn’t very good wouldn’t make any more sense to me than not singing because I’m not a good singer. In fact, I’m not a good singer, but I love music. So I sing anyway.
I just figure it’s the same with anything: have fun. Join the party.
So, let’s all write something today by hand. It’s a red letter day. (Look at the photo. Groan at the bad pun.)