Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What the world needs now

What the World Needs Now Is Love by Burt Bacharach on Grooveshark

Does anyone else remember the first time they heard this song?  For me, it was when I was a teenager, and my dad and I went to see Austin Powers together.  And I couldn't help but love it.  I still do.  I even considered this song for the father-daughter dance at our wedding.

You know what else I love?  Hand-written letters.  I'm not as good about writing them as I should be.  But to tell the truth, this lefty still sometimes gets a little insecure about her little pen smudges and her less than perfect cursive.  However, if there is any organization in the world that can coax this lopsided lefty into penning some prose, it's More Love Letters.  I love everything that they are about, and I'm fairly certain that they are one of the reasons that the postal service is still in business.  They believe in random acts of joy and kindness through hand-written "love" notes.  Does it get better than that???

MLL reached out to me not too long ago, and asked if I would be a blog ambassador for their 12 days of Love Letter Writing Campaign.  I couldn't respond fast enough that I was in!  One of the best parts about MLL is that each month, they choose people with a story to receive extra encouragement and love from complete strangers.  For this campaign, there is a different Love Letter recipient each day for 12 days!  Today is day 3... that means that you have 10 opportunities still to shine some light on a stranger.  So grab your favorite pen, one of those fancy notecards you just couldn't live without, and a hot beverage.  I'll wait for you, and when you're back, we'll dive right in to this special Love Letter Request together.

Are you back???  Oh, good.  Because now we're getting to the good part.  Just check it out if you don't believe me.

The Love Letter Nominee:  Ashley

Nominated by:  Her Sweet friend Andrea

Why Ashley needs your love letter:

This request touched our hearts + we know it will touch yours as well. Ashley’s friend writes “One of my best friends is moving away in April because her future husband is in the military and he is getting stationed somewhere far away from home. So, for Christmas I have decided to put a letter box together for when she leaves and for the special days leading to the big move. I want her to have letters to open on bad days, good days, when she's missing home and any other day in between. I would love for her to have some letters to open up that would make her smile and make her a little less homesick. She has never moved away from her friends and family and I know it'll be tough.” Put your pen to paper + join us in writing letters for Ashley to carry with her on her new journey!

Please send your letters to:

Ashley's Bundle

c/o Andrea S.

10715 Cariuto Ct.

San Diego, CA 92124

I know it's pretty bold... but I'm going to go out on a limb, and ask all of my readers who participate to consider tucking an extra special note of encouragement in there for Miss Andrea as well.  Her best friend is moving away, and that is always a hard thing, but especially right after the holidays.  It's totally up to you, but I feel like the world needs all of the love and support it can get.

If you participate, please let me know in the comments below, and if you Instagram, be sure to snap a photo of your sweet words, hash-tagged  #moreloveletters so that this movement can gain more traction and touch many more lives.

Are you in???


  1. Hello meen, I've been following your blog for almost 6 months now without leaving any comment so I decided to quickly say hi today, just so you know you've got a fan somewhere. LOL. Your blog makes sense to me just like, another similarly interesting blog that I'm also a fan of.

    Keep it up.

  2. Um I love #MLL so hard I love them. What an awesome day to have to promote and also - how awesome are you to include letters for Andrea too?? So thoughtful that way!!

  3. This is so amazing! I love it. And good for you for being an ambassador as well :)


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