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The World Needs More Love Letters


I was re-reading Amanda’s latest post the other day (“Love Letters Lessons: Inspiration to Seize the Day”). It reminded me that love letters are still needed in the world, especially since Feb. 14th is coming up. We can’t just let the habit of letter writing die out! Fortunately, I don’t think it will. I mean, I certainly will continue writing letters with pen and paper, and I know these people will:


I’ll let you in on a secret: this is not about writing letters.  This is about making others–people who may be having a bad day, are stressed, have low self-confidence, etc.–smile and feel better. If you explore the MLL website, you’ll find that there are specific people who have been nominated to receive a bundle of letters. If you would like to spread love and make a stranger smile, go ahead and write a letter. It doesn’t have to be long or written beautifully in calligraphy. It just needs to be heart-felt (but if you can write in calligraphy, I vote you do that).

Or if you prefer, simply write a letter and leave it anonymously someplace for someone else to find. Whatever you choose to do is fine. You’re an adult now (even though some of you may not act like it); you can make your own decisions.


P.S. Happy [St.] Valentine’s Day in advance! <3

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