Each month I host the Love Notes Fairy Project. It is one of the most favorite things I do because it is wrapped up in pure magic. Strangers come together to send snail mail love to those who need it most. Without expecting anything in return they take time to reach out, let someone know they aren't alone, and open up their heart to share love.
I am grateful for the community that continues to grow, and for the way they show up. They understand the power of words and the human need for connection. They know that as human beings we all go through the same common emotions. We may not be in the same exact situation, but we have felt the same feelings. And so we reach out a hand, a hug, a word. And we connect.
Last week was a long and crazy week for me. Life in some ways has been flipped around and I am learning how to show up. I know I need to live with courage and in doing so it may cause a bit of discomfort. But I need to step into that discomfort and claim my own voice.
I need to rise up and allow myself to be seen.
I arrived home from work on Friday completely deflated. My heart heavy, my soul tired. But a surprise was waiting for me. A note from a secret fairy from Canada letting me know that I am not alone and that the way I show up in this world matters. This single note flipped my emotions and filled me with so much love and happiness.
It is truly amazing how one little card changed my day. It reminded me of how important it is for me to keep showing up. Keep hosting the Love Notes Project. Keep putting myself out there. Because even if we cannot see the effect we have on the world it is a ripple and it is changing things in positive ways.
What you say to others matters. What words of kindness can you share with someone you know? A simple hello, thank you, or I appreciate you goes a long way. Take a moment today to reach out to someone and let them know how much they mean to you. It will make there day!