How are you, my friend?
I’m sending you a big hug and also a permission slip to give yourself a tiny moment of celebration today.
What does that look like for you?
Pause for a moment, close your eyes, and see what drops in as a possibility.
If you’re stumped for ideas. I have one!
Remember last week I wrote to you about Snail Mail JOY?
I just put a card in the mail to someone and found myself happily humming afterward. It is so much FUN to anticipate someone’s happiness at receiving a handwritten card.
The card that I put in the mail was a birthday card for a woman named Mabel, who is turning 102.
I don’t know Mabel. I’ve never met her. I likely will never meet her. But I just sent her a birthday card.
One of my friends whom I went to high school with, Tracy, posted a photo of her Grandma Mabel on Facebook. (That’s her, up above!)
Tracy asked if anyone would send a birthday card to her Grandma.
This caught my eye because it is one of the gifts I wrote about in my book, “Say it Now.” I call it a Greeting Card Bonanza.
And, this is where YOUR celebration moment comes in!
I have a Snail Mail Challenge for you today that I promise will give you a moment of celebration.
Are you ready?
I challenge you to send Mabel a birthday card!
To make this extra added Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, I challenge you to think of something to write in the card that would make it feel personal, even though you don’t know Mabel from Adam!
You could write a favorite quote, you could tell Mabel you love her smile, you could thank her for giving you the opportunity to celebrate today.
It doesn’t matter WHAT you write, as long as you let it come from a place of generosity and love.
While you are writing this card, I want you to FEEL how good it feels in your sweet heart to do something loving for someone else in the world.
Writing letters to strangers has opened MY heart in new ways. It is connecting and uplifting in so many surprising ways.
It reminds me that there is always someone around to love!
Will you take me up on my challenge? Will you send a card to Mabel and let yourself experience a moment of love for a stranger?
I hope so!
Here’s her address:
Saint John XXIII Home
Attn: Mabel Trough
2250 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, PA 16148
And, of course, as always, if you do please write and tell me about it!
Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,