I’m sending you love on this Sunday morning. While I was recording your LoveGram, three little birds were playing happily in the crab apple tree outside my window.
I think this bird trio wanted us to get the message that even though things are unsettled and hard, even though we are still in the middle of this scary pandemic, there is also joy in our own backyards.
(Thank you, little birds!)
You’ll hear in my audio today that I’ve been so sad this week.
I’m really missing my mom and missing our summer fun that we have — the bonfires and homemade ice-cream and water balloon fights and card playing and leisurely coffee sipping on the porch and trips to Apple Castle for freshly made donuts.
We had a long talk yesterday and my mom said, “It would be so easy to get depressed and lose our minds. We need to stay sane, best we can.”
She went on to talk about one of the ways she stays sane, which is to stay connected.
My mom is an avid letter writer and card sender. As long as I can remember, I’ve received handwritten letters and cards from her. It is such a gift!
So, as you’ll hear in today’s Audio LoveGram, my mom is asking you to please send a letter or card this week to someone you love.
Give someone the gift of being connected. Give them the surprise of receiving something unexpected and personal in the mailbox.
Send some love this week, okay? The world needs it.
In my audio note to you, I was struck by these lines in Moon River: “Two drifters, off to see the world. And there’s so much world to see.”
We aren’t able to go off into the world and see things like we may want or wish. But we can share our corner of the world with someone else. We can give that gift of “travel” to someone via a letter describing what we see around us, what our home or community is like, what is in our hearts.
I’m sending you three little birds, chirping and playing — telling us we’re all in this together and we can help each other to the other side.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
If you want to write to my mom, click here and let me know. She’ll love it! I’ll send you her address. She promises to write you back!
If you have a story about letter writing or pen pals, please let me know.
If you want to learn about Postagram so you can easily send a photo postcard to someone from your smart phone, click here. I LOVE this app. It is so quick and simple to create and send a photo memory.
If you want to listen to the whole Audrey Hepburn version of “Moon River,” here it is.
If you want to listen to the Brene Brown podcast I mentioned in which she talks about “comparative suffering,” here it is. (I love that her podcast is called “Unlocking Us.”)