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How to Sign Spiritual Correspondence

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“Sincerely yours,” wasn’t working. So I started to end my emails to everybody with a “Best.” But then “Best” began to align itself with “Cheers,” which feels like a perfunctory kiss-off. So I shifted to “Fondly.” I never flirted with “Warm regards.”

“Fondly” is fine. “Very fondly,” might be better. But then, as I became more connected to my colleagues and pen pals, I switched to “Yours always,” (which has an “As your servant” quality to it). I also like “Warmly” and “Very warmly.”

I’ve edited articles by spiritual teachers, who even when they’re disagreeing on word changes, sign their letters with a big-hearted “Love.” This shocked me at first, but I’ve learned to bask in the word’s affectionate glow.

“Bright blessings,” or “With Blessings,” are catching on as ways to conclude spiritual correspondence. “In love and light” and “With love and light” are now hugely popular. Today I got a letter from a Feng Shui teacher signed “Much Light,” cozy since it withholds the “With.”

My Dad’s sign off is always “God Bless.” My sister uses “Take good care.” The Yiddish salute of choice might be “Zei gezunt” meaning “be in good health.” “Peace” and “Shalom” are classic, but not for everybody.

The benediction “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace” has always worked for me, but it’s best spoken by a minister with one arm raised at the back of a sanctuary!

So how do you end emails to your spiritually-attuned buddies, or anyone you care about? Do tell!



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Raven

posted October 20, 2006 at 1:17 am


“Blessings” has always worked for me. No matter your spirituality, you cannot go wrong with “Blessings”. It doesn’t matter who is sending you warm thoughts or whom they pray to. It isn’t too personal to be awkward or too impersonal to seem cold. It’s simple and too the point, and in my opinion is the perfect way to end a letter.



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Zero-Equals-Infinity

posted October 20, 2006 at 7:45 am


I have been trying to come up with something that says what is essential and helps to invoke in the reader the same sense I am closing the letter with. What I want to convey is the sense of common-union that is found in silence. The letter itself speaks, but the speaking is often not the intent. A spiritual letter will convey things which are alluded to by the text but not definite. The sense of the presence of another or of God is something that may be stimulated in the body of the letter. The closing should bring the reader to a point of silent unity, a place of stillness where the reader and writer share a quite place together. And so I am still trying to find something which does this, and is not as wordy as this quote from Much Ado about Nothing: “Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.” Radiant Silence, Zero.



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Laurie Sue

posted October 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm


Many Blessings,



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Kim Turcotte

posted October 20, 2006 at 2:32 pm


Brightest Blessings or Blessings always work for me. I agree with Raven that regardless of someone’s spiritual path, Blessings will work.



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Christine

posted October 20, 2006 at 2:50 pm


Hi there, My name is Christine and I live in Milton Keynes,England. I am a Christian Spiritualist but have friends who are Sikh’s, Pagan’s and so on. Love & light and Love & blessings are widely used although I prefer to use “Wishing you love, light and blessings always”. The word light does not need to be used if you know that someone is already walking in the light. A very old expression which I also like to use is “Namaste” pronounced Namastey, and loosely translates to “The God in me greets the God in you” and “This spirit in me meets the same spirit in you”. With love, blessings, peace and harmony to you all wherever you are. Christine xxx



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Karen Brown

posted October 20, 2006 at 3:19 pm


I saw this written and loved it: “Grace and blessings on your path.”



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story midwife

posted October 20, 2006 at 3:31 pm


Great conversation! I love the feeling of leaving the reader with a blessing – whether they perceive it as a blessing or not it’s important to me to extend one. My spiritual practices include rich traditions from various spiritual paths. That, and the fact that I’ve never been one to follow the crowd, finds me reaching for something unique as I sign off. For the last year or so I’ve been sigining my emails to more spiritually-minded folks “Deep Bows”, which draws from many of the world’s wisdom traditions. I LOVE the image of bowing to the reader – wherever he or she may be in her life at that moment. Sometimes Gassho, from the Buddhist tradition, does it for me. When I’m ending a particularly intimate email conversation with a friend or client (I’m a spiritual director) I might say, “Peace and all good things to you” or “May this day offer you just what you need in each unfolding moment.” Seasons may also make an appearance: “Blessings of autumn unfolding” or “May spring awaken in us all.” If the conversation is more casual I’ll include a smippet of what’s immediately happening in my corner of the world: “Love from me and the sleeping black kitty on my lap.” “Blessings of deep breaths and fiery orange leaves out my window.” “Hungry for lasagna.” My father-in-law’s pastor always signs off “God is with you!” I like that a lot, too. More than anything a thoughtful sign-off feels like prayer. Thich Nhat Hanh remings us that the ringing of a bell (or telephone or doorbell or windchime) can be a way to call us back to our “true homes” within. I like finding those prayerful moments in my every day. Signing off emails is one of those instances for me. Well, obviously I could go on about this for awhile! I’ll take a cue from the conversation and sign-off now. DEEP BOWS to all! The Story Midwife



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LYNDA GAYLE

posted October 20, 2006 at 3:56 pm


I like using “As Always,” which leaves it open to all kinds of thoughts Lynda Gayle



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liz

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:28 pm


I like “peace”, but I think I will look up what the Buddist “Gusso” means.It never hurts to keep people open to new ideas.Keep ‘em thinking! Have a groovy day, liz



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Jayn

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:37 pm


As a Christian Spiritualist, I tend to use “Blessed Be”, leaving everyone who knows where that came from wondering if I’m actually Wiccan. It’s good for their innards to take a deeper look and decide if there IS a difference and if, in fact, it matters one bit. Blessed Be ! jayn



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Great Awakener

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:40 pm


In the past I’ve used: Love, Peace, and Happiness More recently, I’ve started using: Walk in Light (for letters) or This is me, Walking in Light (for journals/blogs)



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Sharon

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:44 pm


I’ve become fond of using Blessings, for a sign off. It seems to be filled with all things warm and positive and good in life. I chuckeled over the comment “as always” ….yes, that is definitely open to personal interpretation!



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heather

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:50 pm


I have been searching for an appropriate ending as well. Alot of my spiritual friends use love & light but I was looking for something else and this gives me quite a few ideas! For now I will use Walk in Light Heather



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Cheri

posted October 20, 2006 at 4:57 pm


Ive always liked the truth so what I am drawn to is: Yours truly,



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HASH(0xe65c614)

posted October 20, 2006 at 5:27 pm


In writing cards for the Care Minisry for our congregation; I’ve written: “In Christian Love for (Healing, Praise,Honor,Glory,Peace,Mercy, ect.. OR Sincerely in Christian love- Sincerely with the Grace Of God- With you always- Personalizing what you are feeling in your heart when you close your communication is the important thing.



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Alice

posted October 20, 2006 at 6:03 pm


In the immortal words of Astro (the dog from the Jetsons), I’ve always liked: Rots of Ruv!!



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Tonya

posted October 20, 2006 at 6:57 pm


I like to remind my friends and family that they are blessed even when they don’t see it themselves. Stay Blessed,



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JD

posted October 20, 2006 at 7:58 pm


I tend to go with “Peace,” most of the time. Occasionally I throw in “Hope all is well in your world.” as a closing sentence. I try to have an inspiring quote in my signature that I rotate every once in awhile to keep my friends wondering if I’ve fallen off the deep end or something. lol Just changed my sig to this a few days ago. —— “Dream of your brother s kindnesses instead of dwelling in your dreams on his mistakes. Select his thoughtfulness to dream about instead of counting up the hurts he gave.” -A Course in Miracles —– Love this topic BTW. Hope all is well in your world. Peace, JD



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Sahvanna

posted October 21, 2006 at 6:44 am


I too used to say Bright Blessings or Blessed Be, but I found an awesome word that I just love to share! NAMASTE : it is an Indian expression used as a greeting or upon parting, by putting the palms of the hands together in prayer position. It means, I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me!NAMASTE. One simple word packed with such an aboundance of love! It is also a way of saying, I recognize that we are all equal. WOW, what a wonderful thought! Right? So, NAMASTE to all!



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Myrna

posted October 22, 2006 at 12:50 am


Love, love and more love. I tend to sign in the moment, by the way and it comes right from my heart!



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Susan

posted October 22, 2006 at 1:27 pm


Several years ago I came up with Love, hugs, kisses and may GOD be with us. When I am emailing my boyfriend I use Love,hugs, kisses and may GOD stay with US! Susan



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Bill

posted October 22, 2006 at 6:51 pm


I prefer “keep on keepin’ on” which is profoundly ‘spiritual’ if you must have it that way. The past is no more. We live in the now and must continue to do so.



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daria

posted October 22, 2006 at 11:48 pm


I loved reading how others sign-off. What an embarrasment of riches! My correspondence is to a wide variety of believers/non-believers and I sometimes can’t recall everyones affiliation (or non). So the most heartfelt blessing/closing I use is Wishing you all good things. (To date, it has offended no one.) I also use Peace quite often. And friends say they smile whenever they see I love you, and I really mean it at then end of my message.



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cathybythesea

posted October 23, 2006 at 4:11 am


I currently use Blessings, but ocassionally use “May you be blessed to be a blessing…”



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Del

posted October 23, 2006 at 3:39 pm


In my daily E mail activity I send messages to many of my friends and family members. Most of them are spiritual articles. I have a wide variety of greetings and salutations that I use and tailor them to the individual and the topic. I appreciate your article and all of the commentaries.



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sleeplessinoklahoma

posted October 23, 2006 at 4:51 pm


I have used, & still do sometimes,: Namaste` Peace, love, joy Hugs, smiles, love Harm none But I most frequently use: Blessed be… That says it all for me.



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Freespirit72

posted October 25, 2006 at 5:11 pm


I always use either “peace”, “love & laughter” or my favorite … “namaste”.



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HASH(0xe653844)

posted October 26, 2006 at 4:37 pm


I always sign off with: Live Well, It is your choice to do as you wish, as life is filled with many choices. Living well to me might be totally different than someone elses perception of living well, so I ultimately leave that up to the individual and their own inner self. Live Well All, Crystal



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Knitting Momma

posted October 26, 2006 at 9:53 pm


I like “blessings”, too, but come from an a-spiritual family who regard such gestures as a bit suspect. My midwife used “take good care” with such warmth and love and intention that it really stuck with me and I find myself saying to people with all the positive energy I can find.



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Carla/*HB*

posted October 27, 2006 at 4:23 pm


As an Alternative Healer with many online clients, I find signing off in correspondences is half the fun & is always changing depending on the content or the person I’m writing too but most often, I tend to use either Namaste or my personal sign off…. (((((((((*HB*))))))))) May my ^Heartbeams light u’re path, Keep u warm & keep u safe! Know that u r loved!



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Myrna

posted October 28, 2006 at 6:59 am


This post has certainly made me very conscious when I am ending an email. My latest is warmly or warmest. Best is nice but a little detached to someone who is a friend.



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Joy

posted October 28, 2006 at 9:09 am


I am using Love,peace and blessings in my spiritual correspondence. to special friends I use my nickname ENJoy sends love peace and blessings to family I send luv you heaps



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Frank George

posted October 28, 2006 at 12:32 pm


Take care and God Bless. I’m sure there is something wrong with this but it is from the heart.



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watchinggodwork

posted October 28, 2006 at 3:15 pm


Love this topic! I often sign off with my username and title of my blog: watchinggodworkIt has captured the essence of my wonder at God’s blessings in my life. But lately it has seemed too passive… I’m thinking of changing to something like “Finish strong!” A theme of my coaching practice. I love my pastor’s sign off: In His grip watchingGodwork so I will finish strong! Lisa



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lambiee

posted October 28, 2006 at 3:19 pm


I like to end my correspondences with Cheerfully in Christ, M



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Lisa

posted October 28, 2006 at 3:45 pm


i love using Namaste, xxoo, hugs, much love, warmly and God be with you. it depends on who i am sending my email to and the relationship i have with that person. it also depends on that person’s faith. Thanks, Lisa



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Barb

posted October 28, 2006 at 3:54 pm


Interesting topic. I, too, put much thought into my sign-off. I usually use love or some part of love in emails to my family and loved ones. I also have a special friend that I sign-off “As Ever and Truly” or simply “Truly” or “Truly” followed by an adjective that describes my feelings for the day. So… Much love and As Ever and Truly, Barb



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Jennifer R. McLain

posted October 28, 2006 at 4:47 pm


The written word is second only to the spoken. Consider God spoke the world into existance, and we learn and abide in God’s living written word, the Bible. Both forms of communication should be tempered with Love and Mercy. My ending to any correspondence, reminds us to be humble and reaffirms our intentions should be to fulfill God’s plan and not our own. Regardless of the message, but especially in response to grief or loss, conflict resolution, or encouragement, appropriate for the non- believer as well as the seasond Christian, My signature ending is: Only By Grace, Jennifer P.S. an amazing acronymn / definition for Grace is: G



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dee

posted October 28, 2006 at 4:52 pm


i end my e mail and letters: Love and hugs and prayers…. and I mean every word…. cause this is my true feeling…. i love my friends and relatives and people. GOD BLESS.



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Jennifer R. McLain

posted October 28, 2006 at 5:01 pm


oops. Gods Riches At Christ’s Expence Grace Abounds J



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Dee Kaye

posted October 28, 2006 at 5:19 pm


I sign my emails witth “Namaste”, which means: “I honor in you the devine that I honor within myself and I know we are one.” I think this says it all, just think if everyone in the world, upon acknowledging every person they came into contact with saw all the good in that person, as within themselves, what a change it would make. NAMASTE!



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Patricia

posted October 28, 2006 at 5:49 pm


I’ve always liked the way Christian singer Rich Mullins signed off. Be God’s



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Swami Dharmananda

posted October 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm


I conclude the letter “With Love and Amity, yours in meditation



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Nicol LaShay

posted October 28, 2006 at 7:17 pm


I usually sign off with Be Blessed- it’s an uplifting and encouraging way to end correspondence with other believers, whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Chritian or etcetera. Thanks for sharing! Be Blessed! Nicol LaShay



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Jeff John

posted October 28, 2006 at 7:22 pm


As a Pre-Trib believer, I’ve used Maranatha! meaning, of course, Lord Come Quickly – from St Paul. Lately, I’ve been using: In Jesus’ love, until He comes, Dr. Jeff



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Dixie

posted October 28, 2006 at 8:03 pm


Amy, Find myself wondering why you never “flirted” with “Warm regards,” which is what I have been using lately. Do you find something superficial or objectionable about this greeting? With warm regards, Dixie



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marneli mauzy

posted October 28, 2006 at 8:20 pm


I sign my emails in different ways depending on how I feel, here are some of the ones I use, In the moment, In Peace, In Joy, In gratitude…And if I feel neutral I say Hasta pronto.



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Helen

posted October 28, 2006 at 9:38 pm


I have loved the study of words even as a child. I totally agree with ‘Anonymous’-'Personalizing what you feeling your heart when you close…’ I share information with people that is meaningful to me. In an on-going effort to love my neighbor as myself in balance with self-loving-kindness. Usually my closing is: In His love With my fiance: Always and forever[others some a bit ackward] Love you deeply For business: Very sincerely Now when I find it hard to say what I feel: Namaste[says it all] I want to thank everyone for all the beautiful words that express what’s in the heart. Namaste,{Helen}



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Bebe

posted October 28, 2006 at 11:35 pm


My personality is big and my spirituality even bigger. I’ve gone from “Lvya” to “Lvya & God bless.” It is a true reflection of how I feel and who I am. Lvya & God bless, “Beebz”



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Debbie

posted October 29, 2006 at 1:01 am


In HIS love,>



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WAW

posted October 29, 2006 at 1:15 am


HI! Just yesterday I was faced with the dilemma of which ending I should use. My boyfriend and I (well, I should say we were almost engaged) just decided to cool things down for a little while. When we first met, I ended emails with ‘be blessed’ since we are both Christians. As we got to know each of better and our relationship blossomed, it changed to ‘love’ or ‘miss you’. Although we both still love each other, I don’t know if that is still appropriate. I kinda do and yet I kinda don’t, at least for the time being. Only time will tell, I guess!



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Linda

posted October 29, 2006 at 1:26 am


I embrace a beautiful ritual of an expressive faith when I sign my correspondence, Peace Be With You, Linda>



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Debbie

posted October 29, 2006 at 2:01 am


In HIS love,



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Linda

posted October 29, 2006 at 2:26 am


I embrace a beautiful ritual of an expressive faith when I sign my correspondence, Peace Be With You, Linda



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Starreader

posted October 29, 2006 at 4:06 am


We have come full circle once again. Spirits Rising “KNOW” I’ll see you on the otherside



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Sandy Brown

posted October 29, 2006 at 4:29 am


God’s love, peace and many blessings today and always, Sandy



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TOMMY

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:10 am


THAT’S A TUFF ONE TO ANSWER. TO ME, EACH EMAIL, LETTER, THOUGHT, SAYING IS DIFFERENT AND PERSONAL. EVERYONE RESPONDS DIFFERNT TO THE WORDS WE USE AND THAT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS A REACTION. I KNOW THAT CHANGE IS GOOD AS IT KEEPS THE MIND WORKING, THUS IN TURN, KEEP THE HEART TICKING AND IN WAYS, KEEPS US YOUNG. SO, KEEP TO CHANGE, USE WHAT FITS THE MOMENT THE BEST AND COULD BRING HAPPINESS, A SMILE, A GIGGLE OR GOOD THOUGHTS TO THE PERSON INTENTED. SOME SILLY ENDINGS ARE THE BEST BEGININGS, SO BE SILLY, BUT RESPECTFUL AND GO WITH THE FLOW…. 10-4 PEACE OUT GOOD DAY C YA MISS YA LUV YA ALWAYS C U L8TR SO, TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND ALL THAT JAZZ… TOMMY



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Judy

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:15 am


With warm regards



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Carolyn

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:37 am


I have truly enjoyed reading all your responses to this question. What wonderful care and thought you all put into your words to others. When I sign my emails or letters I want my words to ” reach out and touch” the person I have been writing to. For that reason I’d like it reflect the nature of the relationship I have with that particular person.For my father, who lives on the east coast, while I am on the west coast, it’s , ” Love you, Daddy.” Since 9-11 he has been signing all of his emails with PBWY(peace be with you), which touches me deeply, because I know he means it from the very, deepest part of his soul. For others, I try to put into words the thoughts I have as I think of that person while writing. Often it’s: Wishing you joy and sunshine, or May your day be filled with peace, or Sending you thoughts of warmth and love,Most of the time, it’s simply… Smiles, Lina



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Alysyn Bourque

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:44 am


I have always signed mine simply “Love, Alysyn” (or “Aly”). I feel that it is better to spread love freely than to worry about the details. With the sharing of love, uninhibited, the rest of the spectrum will reveal itself and open the hearts of the recievers. Love, Aly



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Menchu MM

posted October 29, 2006 at 7:12 am


Wish you good health & abundant blessings from ABOVE. with thoughts & prayers, Menchu



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HASH(0xe67424c)

posted October 29, 2006 at 9:24 am


As others have stated my closing depends on the person and the message. Sometimes I use Fondly, Sincere Regards, Respectfully, and on a personal level “Until…”



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Brandi Smoak

posted October 29, 2006 at 10:14 am


They all sound pretty good, but I agree with the last message- closing depends on the person and the message. But here’s one I like to use that I didn’t see -”May god bless you and keep you” or some variation of that. Bra



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roe weber

posted October 29, 2006 at 10:15 am


I like ” hug’s “………



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lindah

posted October 29, 2006 at 12:00 pm


I have signed mine for years with Magic always, Linda because no matter what happens I see so much magic around me. And I live a magical inspirational life. Then two months ago when my 28 year old son died suddenly, I began to see even more miracles around me, although at times the grief hits in tsunamis. And I feel so stronly about peace and have forever.Now I sign, Magic, Miracles and Peace



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Bob Seggerman

posted October 29, 2006 at 12:25 pm


I close with Celebrate Life!



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Caroline Binger

posted October 29, 2006 at 12:40 pm


I think anything that comes from the heart seals a letter to whom it was sent, they feel it….they know what you want them to “hear”. God Bless You is still my favorite, that pretty much says it all…nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken…AMEN



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linda

posted October 29, 2006 at 1:10 pm


great topic! it is nice that there are so many thoughtful folks, taking the time to consider the words chosen for their messages. i almost always say, “take care and be well.” then, add “love”, “much Love to you”, or “Enjoy!” and so, to one and all – take care, be well, Enjoy! linda



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Hannah Dannenbring

posted October 29, 2006 at 1:43 pm


I have enjoyed reading how other people sign their emails. I may add some of those words to my own list. For general correspondence I use “In peace”. I also use it when I sign petitions. When I am writing to friends, family and other people I know I sign with “In peace and caring” or “In peace and love”. Sometimes I combine some of the previously mentioned words as in “In peace, love and friendship”. I also do this when signing comments I make on message boards. In peace and caring, Hannah



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Jennifer Thomas

posted October 29, 2006 at 2:13 pm


Yours Sincerely or Always Sincere



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David Wethington

posted October 29, 2006 at 2:41 pm


I sign with Peace, Love and SONshine



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Deanna

posted October 29, 2006 at 3:23 pm


I have used Blessings for a long time. It is what I want everyone to have everyday. Just as they have blessed me I want to bless them. Deanna



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Sue

posted October 29, 2006 at 4:37 pm


Love & Prayers….



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Becky

posted October 29, 2006 at 4:39 pm


I have loved ready all of your responses…a few of which I may begin using myself! I always want the recipients of my letters/e-mails to feel my heartfelt wishes for the very best (without sounding to “mushy”)and I’m still searching for the “best” way (for me) to sign my correspondence. Right now, I use, “Joyful Blessings”, or “Take Good Care”Joyful Blessing to All!



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julia

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:22 pm


I usually sign this way to someone who i care about to remind them that in the busy times that we live we must always take time to care for ourselves



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julia

posted October 29, 2006 at 6:24 pm


Take CARE OF YOU xoxo



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Brenda

posted October 29, 2006 at 8:25 pm


The one I’ve been using for the last few years and have become fond of is, Much Love and Many Angel Blessings, Brenda and “The Ak Gang”, we live in Alaska now and thats where the AK Gang comes in and we have 3 kids up here and 6 grand kids and it just makes it easier.



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HASH(0xe668310)

posted October 29, 2006 at 8:44 pm


I end all my emails and letters with “Peace”



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Madeleine

posted October 29, 2006 at 11:35 pm


Hi THERE,GOD BLESS YOU ,LOVE YOU! [YICJ],Madeleine



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MARY ANN

posted October 30, 2006 at 12:12 am


I LIKE ALL MENTIONED, BUT MY FAVORITE IS – “WITH HIS LOVE” – GOOD FOR BIRTHDAY CARDS, SYMPATHY, THINKING OF YOU CARDS. IT’S APPROPRIATE, I THINK, FOR ANY OF THEM, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE IN YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OR CHURCH. FAMILY IS ALWAYS – WITH ALL MY LOVE. MAM



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Lee

posted October 30, 2006 at 12:32 am


I use a variety of “sign offs”. When someone is grieving, I will write: “May God keep you in his warm and comforting embrace.” Other times, I will end with “Much love”, “Hugs”, “You are in my prayers”, “You are in my heart” or some sensible combination thereof.



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irisheyes

posted October 30, 2006 at 1:00 am


Signing off an email can be generalized, personalized, or with love. Depending on what or who you’re writing to, or the feeling you have at the moment generates my closings. Spiritual closings: Peace and love, In Christly love, God bless But for the grace of God, Personalized: With all that I am, Love ya, As always I remain. General: Fondly, Best wishes, Truly yours, Hanging in there…. Those are a few and thanks to those posted as several are fantastic…..



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Holly

posted October 30, 2006 at 9:44 am


I usually end with smiles, I hope my message brings a smile to someone’s heart, a lift in their step and when you smile you are showing how blessed you are in this life!



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Zelda

posted October 30, 2006 at 4:22 pm


I am one who tends to go with the moment and take into consideration who I am writing to. One I use often is “God bless you and keep you is my prayer”. or simply “God bless you”. Thanks so much, this has given me fresh ideas for the future.



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lorraine murillo

posted October 30, 2006 at 7:12 pm


I like to use “You are in my thoughts and prayers”;”Peace” “Tu Amiga” meaning Your friend” “Your sister in Christ” These are great sign offs; thanks for sharing… Lo



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Jeanne

posted October 30, 2006 at 9:26 pm


Only from the heart His love can flow, Unless it is touched we will never know, God loves you and so do I !!!



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Alan Gantzhorn

posted November 17, 2006 at 4:17 pm


Grace and peace.



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Midge

posted November 19, 2006 at 9:45 pm


“Remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much YOU love, but by how much you are loved by OTHERS.” The Wizard to the Tinman



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Jenna

posted November 24, 2006 at 7:18 pm


If I don’t know someone well enough to sign it “Love” or “with Love” it’s usually “Hugs and God bless” , or simply ” Be well”.



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Vanessa

posted December 30, 2006 at 5:34 pm


This is how I do it: Family members: “With Love” Friends: “V” Co-workers: Have a great day! Business: Thank You Negative e-mails: Too Blessed to be Stressed V



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Parson Pat

posted April 8, 2007 at 2:35 pm


My signoffs are usually tuned to the tone of the correspondence. If I send an initial e-mail, or in a response to an non-hostile e-mailer, I usually sign it “In His Spirit, …”. There are times when I might use a relevant quote. But to an adversarial critic, I might sign a e-mail with a reference to the “final benediction” from Rev. 22:11. If they’re really interested in what I have to say, they can always look it up if they don’t know it.



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posted June 1, 2007 at 4:16 pm


There’s many nice ways to sign off. I’ve tried just about all of them. Simple words from take care, to luv ya..the one’s that work the best for me are…peace and love…blessings be..I think your caring and friendliness shows through with these words. No one complains and I often get the same back and more..I’m grateful……Blessings be…



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Rhona

posted June 7, 2007 at 2:10 am


I have a signature comment. “Too blessed to be depressed and too anointed to be disappointed”.



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Aryeh

posted July 13, 2007 at 7:57 pm


pax et lux



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acoya143

posted July 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm


I always use Peace Out but Grace and Love is very nice also.. Peace out everyone!!! acoya



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Carla

posted July 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm


I’ve grown to like “Thinking of you”. On a lighter note I use “Luv Yer Gutz!” that I borrowed from Christi.



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Michael Flynn

posted July 23, 2007 at 4:42 pm


I close my Letters and E-mails with: Blessings to You(persons Name) and the Work You Do, Be Well, Michael



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Strider

posted August 28, 2007 at 6:51 pm


It strikes me that the 19th century writers often signed:
Most respectfully, your honorable servant.. and signed their name. A romanticist at heart, an amateur historian by pleasure, I really like this one. Lest this be too long and seem to frivolous, I sign either “Peace and blessings” “Life, love and prosperity” “Peace and love” or “Blessed be!” as the notion strikes me.
Peace, love, life, prosperity and blessings!
Gotcha!
Strider



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