I miss hand written letters. I miss the excitement of getting a letter in the mail that isn’t junk mail. A letter that is meant to lift you up, make you happy and makes your day. I wrote a lot to friends in college, I’ve had pen pals over the years, I’ve received letters from friends that I wasn’t expecting and it always made my day better.
So, when I received an e-mail from an amazing group over at The World Needs More Love Letters, I was so excited to participate. They are bringing people up from difficult situations one hand-written letter at a time.
Here’s some more information about them:
“What is The World Needs More Love Letters?
The World Needs More Love Letters is a community of “love letter writers” who write and leave letters across the map in hopes that the right people will pick them up. We leave them everywhere: books, coffee shops, coat pockets, trains. Love letter writers document the letter writing and dropping through photographs, blog posts, and social media.
What is a Love Letter Bundle?
Once a month, we take an extra special letter request and we mail it out to our email subscriber list. Those on the list then have 10 days to script a love letter for the individual in need and mail it over to PO Box 2061, North Haven CT 06473. We then bundle up the love letters and mail them over to the unsuspecting recipient with a letter from MoreLoveLetters.com on top to explain just why they are holding a pile of stationery from strangers in hand.”
So when I was approached to write a letter for an individual in great need of some encouragement, how could I say no? I couldn’t.
Anthony is receiving the love letter today. Here’s his story:
Anthony recently lost the love of his life and high school sweetheart to a 10-year-battle with cancer. The two were each others’ first loves and Anthony held her hand, fighting until the end. Anthony’s niece requested this letter for her uncle, writing, “She was his best friend and soul mate. They had no children, just each other. The holidays will be really hard for him this year so I think he would benefit greatly from these love letters.”
Wow. I was blown away by hearing his story. Where do I even begin to write?
My words won’t heal his heart, I know that, but if they could put a smile on his face for even a second, it would be well worth it.
I want to encourage you to encourage someone else today. I’d love for you to write a letter to Anthony as well. He’s going through so much heartache right now. I can’t even imagine. What if we could shower him with tons of letters? Maybe he won’t feel so alone, maybe it will make his day. Maybe it will help even just a little bit. So, won’t you please join me?
If you’d like to participate, write a letter in the next week to Anthony and send it to More Love Letters at PO Box 2061, North Haven CT 06473. Also, if you choose to participate, would you let me know in the comments? I’d love to know! If you blog and choose to write a letter, please encourage your readers to write a letter as well. Let’s get tons of letters for Anthony.