#Everyday Inspiration,Day Eight : Reinvent the Letter Format

— Henry David Thoreau

Day Eight: Reinvent the Letter Format

Dear Mr. Thoreau,

I picked your quote, “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”

I write this letter to thank you for your words of wisdom. It matches with my feeling.

After completing my education, I made up my mind to teach children from five to nine year old. My first job was to get some experience teaching young children. I realized I made the right decision.

I moved on to have further experience in teaching in a boarding school. The experience was helpful, however I wasn’t happy with the administrator whose way of treating teachers was way out of line. I knew then, I could not continue in an atmosphere where the word respect had no value.

However I enjoyed teaching in North America. The children were respectful, I loved them all, except there were some who had no regard for anyone, teachers or their fellow pupils.

I loved teaching my little pupils. They were thrilled to have a teacher who came from a different part of the world.

They were generous with their gifts in all the holidays.

Among all your quotes, the one I chose seemed to tell me, ‘pick me I’m the most suitable for you.”

Before I end this letter. I must admit I love your poetry too.

Thank you,



Writing 101, Day Eight: Reinvent the letter format

Today’s assignment: Write your post in the form of a letter. Approach it in any way you’d like.

This is a letter to my feline Raphael:

Dear Raphael,

We took you away from your parents,because your brother Gabriel was lonely. We knew your brother would be very happy to see you.

The day we were putting you in the kennel, you started crying, you knew you were leaving your parents home, perhaps you felt you’d never see them again it ¬†saddened your little heart, waiting in the house was your brother whose joy knew no bounds when he saw you.

The first evening you hid under the recliner, your brother tried to bring you out, but you were stubborn and refused to come out.Little by little you were getting used to your surrounding.

One day your brother went up the stairs,he left you looking up.You were scared to follow him,you were not sure how to go up the stairs.

I watched you and your brother, hoping you’d follow him but you stayed down. Your brother came down and went one stair at a time to show you how you could climb the stairs as well,slowly you got the courage to climb the first stair, within a few minutes you were able to climb all the stairs.

Your previous owner called you a grasshopper, you could go up anywhere without any problem. May be in the new house you were scared by everything you saw,new place, new people, the only thing you recognized was your brother.

Today you have learned many things on your own, a few days ago you tried and opened my door, now this is one thing keeping you from coming into my room, now that you have managed to conquer this, I wonder what’s your next move.

I always encourage you to eat your own food, what amazes me you take a bite of your food and hurriedly climb up ¬†my cupboard to eat the box on top. So far you have gnawed a hole on it, it makes me upset, but you don’t care. The only thing that stops you from eating the cardboard is when I take the spray bottle and spray you without stopping. You do not like water you come down for a second and go right up and continue with your chewing.

When I fail to stop you, I pick you up and put you out in the dining room, I come back to my room and lock the door. I know it’s mean, you do not understand my language, I don’t understand yours.

I want to let you know I love you very much, I wish you’d stop eating cardboard, if you do, I won’t have to quarrel with you anymore.

You have the qualities of a fine and affectionate animal, if only you could stop destroying my books and papers, I won’t have to complain about you any more!

Love always, dear Raphael,

Your friend,