My correspondence closing of choice has been “Take Care & Enjoy~” since the early 80’s and the passing of yearbooks. “Was great having you in Math class! Take Care & Enjoy~” “Stay cool this summer! Take Care & Enjoy~!” You get the idea.
I’ve always liked my sign off signature because it summed things up nicely. It was a proper, friendly, and encouraging good-bye at the bottom of a post-it Hello, the end of a quick note to let you know I’m thinking about you, or a long letter to denote the same.
Lately, it seems dated. 2020/21/22-covid dated, that is. I mean, we’re ALL taking care as best we can, right? And enjoyment isn’t as easy to attain. Take Care & Enjoy seems flippant in the face of a pandemic.
Because I will never NOT correspond, I’ve updated my closing salutation to “I Hope Today is a Good Day”. It seems much more relevant to me. So many people are going through rough times right now. The cancers, diabetes, and chronic illnesses have not stopped because of the corona virus. Financial hardships have only escalated. This endless winter is not helping anyone’s state of mind. Our overall moods in general suffer from malaise. No one needs to focus additionally on these woes, so until lighter times, please take care. I will not, however, demand you “enjoy”.
But I do hope that Today is a Good Day.