I am looking for a new passion. It has to be something that I am good at. One skill that I seem to have is that I write really nice condolence notes. I don't think this would qualify as a passion. I have just noticed that
over the years, as I have writen condolence notes,they are heartfelt and the people to whom they are addressed, are touched by my memory of their lost one. In fact, I cry myself when I write these notes. Now, I wish that I had saved the notes that I have writen
over the years. I, at one time, thought about writing a self help book on condolence writing. But it was depressing. Who would buy the book? Could you see yourself buying it as a gift for a friend? It would have a limited audience.
I follow all of the rules for writing a note. Tell something about the deceased that you recall. Something nice, true, maybe even funny. I remember writing a note and telling how happy the guy used to get when he found a place to park in front of our
hi-rise. This , even though we had free valet parking. It was personal. It validated the persons life and quirks. The family felt good to have this little inside joke and have him remembered this way.
never too late to have a niche that is your speciality. I do wish that it were for a more cheerful passion.