Today, Lorelei C., one of my postcard pals was laid to rest. She was a kind soul who generously and randomly sent postcards that would arrive just when I needed a pick-me-up. Tributes on her Facebook page and the Love Notes page reveal that everyone had that experience with her. Just hours before her passing, one of her daughters urged us … Continue reading “Do Your Random Acts…”
I cannot let March end without sharing the big yellow bouquet of postcards I received in honor of International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month. With Beckra’s (ongoing) permission, I hosted her “Yellow Flowers for International Women’s Day” swap on swap-bot for the fifth time. I felt compelled to share the yellow blessing with the Love Notes … Continue reading My Bouquet of Yellow Postcards
We completed the first round of Love Notes 2017 a couple of weeks ago. Again, I had a beautifully artistic soul with whom to exchange cards and messages. My partner, Carolyn D. of Garden City, Idaho sent handcrafted cards with elegantly handwritten messages. It was always such a treat to find one of her notes in my mailbox. For week 1’s prompt … Continue reading Another Round of Love!
When Giving Is All We Have One river gives Its journey to the next. We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us. We have been better for it, We have been wounded by it— … Continue reading “When Giving Is All We Have”
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did receive a number of extra postcards from Love Notes participants. The great thing about the Love Notes community is that the connections to other individuals are not just about getting postcards. Participants enjoy reaching out in their own way to other participants. Some make cards and notecards. … Continue reading More Postcard Love!
Shannan, a Love Notes participant, stopped by my office today. She traveled all the way from her office on campus to say hello. That’s right! One of the participants and I live in the same area and work at the same university. What are the odds? We discovered this just after the October round began. Furthermore, I had … Continue reading Postcards = Love
Love Notes begins tomorrow! Love Notes is a postcard project coordinated by Jennifer Belthoff that “encourages slowing down, getting back to basics, and connecting through handwritten notes sent through the mail.” Participants sign up for the swap on Jennifer’s website and then she assigns partners–notified via email–who correspond with each other for three weeks based on a prompt … Continue reading Love Notes!