What changes you?
What moments wake you up?
Who inspires you to keep stepping forward?
Who holds your hand on the bumps of life?
How do you show your gratitude?
How do you bring light to others?
There are so many ways to do this and one of my favorites is through snail mail. The simple act of reaching out, saying hello, and letting someone know you thought of them. Don't get me wrong I am a social media maven like so many. I love the instant connection and ability to reach out at any time. But there is something special about a handwritten note. I love that you can hold it in your hand, tuck it in your pocket, hang up to admire. You can see it day after day and each time you do it brings you joy.
Knowing that another individual took this time to write to you warms your heart. It must be done with intention, thought, and kindness. When you choose to send a bit of snail mail you are letting the other person know that they are important to you, you care, and you want to make them happy.
When I first created the Love Notes Postcard Project I did it because I myself longed for connection with others and a bit of old school snail mail. And if I did, I was sure there were others out there just like me. And do you know what ... there are. In fact there is a whole community of individuals who appreciate the art of sending things through the mail.
These individuals show up for strangers and let them know they aren't alone. Along with the words they send they also send smiles, hugs, and gratitude. They recognize the magic of a mailbox and know that anything can happen when you find a ray of sunshine inside.
One postcard could change you forever!
And so we write to one another
We share our hearts
We spill open and allow a stranger to see us
We invite them in
And even if they don't want to stay
We let them know how grateful we were for their visit
We appreciate the time, the thought, the care
We soak it up
And we keep on sending
We are the writers of the world
We take chances
We show up
We want to leave our mark on this world
And so we put ourselves out there
One postcard at a time