|Photo from Jodi's Site http://onemillionlovelyletters.com/|
If you are feeling down, alone, worthless then dont be. People can only put you down if you let them. Jodi's website http://onemillionlovelyletters.com is a portal of loveliness. She used to leave notes for strangers in library books, bus seats- anywhere- just to let people know that they are important and lovely. Then, at 23, Jodi was struck down with illness after a tick bit her- a rare reaction but one that lead to her being partially paralysed with a stroke. Normally a poet, she lost her ability to hold a pen- but has spent hours retraining her body (and brain) to be able to do some of the things she could before her illness. She still has daily battles BUT has used her time to write letters to strangers who need a boost. These letters are beautiful in word and design- something to physically and emotionally brighten the days of those who are having a lonely or vulnerable time.
Jodi says "In the UK alone there are 62,641,000 people, in the whole wide world there are 7,038,044,500. The average person has 3 close friends and 19 “mates” so take that off and you are still left with seven billion thirty-eight million forty-four thousand four hundred and seventy eight strangers. And all of those strangers have at least one day where they could use a little lift."
|Letter as featured on http://onemillionlovelyletters.com/letters/|
So if you are very down or alone and need one of Jodi's beautiful letters to give you strength though your tough time then visit http://onemillionlovelyletters.com and follow the instructions. I'm sure Jodi would appreciate donations of stamps but this is just something I thought of as I am sure she is inundated with requests for letters from all over the word. If she wont accept stamps or money for stamps then why not make a donation of the cost of a stamp to a charity of Jodi's choice as a thank you? Just a thought! Let's kill the world kindness one bit at a time :)
I hope this has brightened up your day!
What things make you happy? I love the spring sunshine. I also saw some beautiful purple and yellow crocuses today which made me smile. Please share your happy thoughts below!