Handwritten cards and letters are something that I cherish, but an act that has definitely fallen off of our society’s to-do list. It’s a shame, because I think it is one of the best ways to encourage, sooth, and love someone. It is a tangible conversation frozen in time. I often write letters to my friends who are going through a hard time, or just need to know they are valued. So when I found out about a way to help encourage complete strangers with a few handwritten words, I was filled with joy and excitement… and couldn’t keep this amazing opportunity to myself.
More Love Letters is an organization that provides a way for people going through a hard time to receive letters from people all across the world- whom they have never even met. They send out a list every month of people (who have been sent in from their friends/family) who are in particular need of encouragement. You can read their stories, and write letters to them. More Love Letters sends all these letters in bulk to the recipients who have no idea they are coming. What a beautiful touch of humanity. Can you imagine your best friend getting in a car wreck or being diagnosed with some life-threatening disease and having hundreds of letters show up to your door one day from complete strangers offering their love and support?
For the cost of a stamp and 3 minutes of writing, you could completely change a stranger’s life. Please consider joining this wonderful organization.
I just got finished writing a few today:
Here is their blog, where you can keep up with the current missions and news.