Words are powerful.
They convey emotion, empathy, compassion – or just the opposite. They allow us to communicate across countries and continents. They hold the power to tear others down, or build them up to the highest of heights.
Words have become an outlet for me. Whether it’s been a big move, a hard day, or a lesson learned – words have helped me process and share the good, the bad, the hard, and the beautiful throughout the last several years. Words have been my escape.
Words written on paper seem to hold more meaning and worth than anything else. These electronic letters have their place, but could never fully replace the sentiment displayed by the time and effort it takes to physical pen a letter or note. That’s just one of the reasons why I was captivated by the mission behind More Love Letters.
“The World Needs More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world. Not-for-profit and completely mission-driven, [they] let anyone nominate someone in need of a love letter bundle. [They] pick stories that resonate. You get the chance to write a letter and mail it in.
The task is small, but the impact is greater than you can imagine.”
From December 4-15, The World Needs More Love Letters is rolling out its biggest, grandest, most festive love letter writing campaign of the year!
For the last six years, they’ve been putting a bow on the holiday season by rolling out 12 letter requests over a span of 12 days. That’s no joke… 12 days, 12 letter requests, and a whole lot of holiday loving. The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing is a perfect way for you to show up this season and help people in need around the world. Grab your friends or classmates, kids or students, and rally together to bring some goodwill into the world this December. All you need is some stationery and a few stamps.
Each day, they will publish a new letter request to the More Love Letters blog. Write one letter or submit a note to all 12 bundles! The choice is yours! All letters should be postmarked by December 20, 2017. Your love letters will be bundled up with other letters from across the world and delivered by the new year!
I want to introduce you to Lacey.
Many individuals face tragic + difficult circumstances in life, and Lacey is no stranger to those types of circumstances. Her friend shared with us:
“Lacey is an incredible individual; she’s like a lightning bolt of energy, love, and encouragement. I met Lacey a few years ago and learned that she had been diagnosed with not just one, but four incurable brain, neurological, and spinal conditions. It’s been a long road for Lacey and her husband, as they’ve journeyed together through her three brain surgeries, consecutive recoveries, and day to day life.
Lacey has been a force to be reckoned with and continues to be a source of positivity and joy to those around her. This fall she began school again, to earn her doctorate in medical anthropology in hopes of helping others who have experienced similar life-changing diagnoses. There are still rough days for Lacey, both physically and emotionally, and I want to show her that she won’t be defined by her medical history, but the future she chooses for herself.”
Please join us as we send that same encouragement + love to Lacey that she so readily spreads!
PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:
℅ Beeta L.
519 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Words are powerful. They have the ability to build people up, to make them feel heard, to make them feel understood. Encouragement in the form of written words might be one of the most powerful gifts. Will you join me in writing (a letter, a card, or a short note) for Lacey?
So pour some hot cocoa, pull out your most festive cards, and join us on social media for a letter writing marathon!