Sharing the Love (Letters, That Is)

Share the Love With More Love LettersWhat Are You Talking About?

Hello Lovelies! Okay, so I came across this project. It was just a little mention in another blog post. It intrigued me so I followed the link. More Love Letters has been around and follows closely to what I have done in the past. I would sometimes leave small encouraging notes behind for strangers. More Love Letters goes beyond this.
There are three ways to participate. Mail Letters, Leave Letters, or Start a Campus Chapter.

Mail Letters

People nominate other people who have had or are having difficulties in life. People that need some extra encouragement or that need to know that there are those out in this big world that care. This is where you would come in → You check out the list of people that have been selected and read their story. Write a letter to that person and then mail it in by the due date. Very simple and helps people to keep going strong.

Leave Letters

I really love how the website explains leaving letters in their Official Guide To Love Lettering. ← Seriously click the link, don’t be shy 😉
Clicked it yet? No? Then Continue. If yes (wasn’t it cute?!), go to the next section. So basically what they are saying is to get out your stationery and dress it up like it’s going out on a first date. Nice pens, your best handwriting, just make it something. The publication gives you tips on how to start it, what to write, and how to end it. There are also suggestions on where to make the drop.
Write the letter as if to a close friend. Fill it with encouragement or affirmations. What would you like to read in a letter if you found one today? Write that down. Maybe let the person know that they are enough in this world or any kind of pick me up.
Sign it with your first name, maybe “love”, “friend”, or leave it anonymous. Just don’t leave any contact information PLEASE.
Somewhere on the letter write moreloveletters.com so that other can see the site and find out more about this. Maybe even add in #moreloveletters so that they can think to look up others that have shared what they sent or found.

Start A Campus Chapter

This section of the website site is to allow you to apply to bring Campus Cursive to your college/university. It also gives a list of active chapters. Very neat stuff and if you have the commitment to what it takes maybe you should look into it. Bring it into your world so that others may gain from this.

Now You See What I Mean

I love this! It is such a great way to share the love and brighten someone elses day. Seriously, go to the website and check it out. See what pops up in Instagram or Twitter. Ready for my challenge to you?

I want you to leave 2+ love letters a week in your town/city. Make a few to keep with you and leave them in places for others to pick up and read. If you are visiting someplace, leave at least 1.
Want some extra goodie points? Sign up for alerts on the More Love Letters website (or just check back often). Write at least 1 letter to someone and mail it in per batch.

Make sure to share your letters with #moreloveletters and share them here too if you would like. I would love to see them!

As always, I hope your day is filled with Bliss ♥

 

Good Deeds and Being Positive

Hello Lovelies!

Getting Back to Posting

Okay. I know I had posted a little while ago that I would be continuing on with my normal postings and I then I haven’t posted since. I had a few trying weeks and basically stayed away. While there were a few things that just kept adding up, the most difficult was the passing of a close family member. My way of dealing with that and everything else was to back away from social media sites, take a lot of reflection time, and spend as much time with my family as possible. I know for some people that would not work, but for me it did. I believe I am back in the right “head space” for everything. So, barring anything else happening, I am back to hopefully continuing my normal schedule.

Back to Being Positive!

So this morning I was taking my son to school and I was listening in on the morning radio show that I love to listen to. One of their topics was “Paying it Forward” or not realizing the effect that your (or others’) good deeds have on people and their days. They went around and talked about their experiences, mainly how others had helped them. They also told about how they had helped random strangers or even friends or co-workers.

It got me thinking. I’m guilty of just sticking to my own little world and not thinking about the others near me. Especially on days when I am in a funk. I know doing good things are great but I forget just how much it’s needed.  Also it doesn’t even need to be a huge deed when just smiling at someone could have an impact. I can’t tell you how many times a random stranger just smiling and/or nodding at me has lifted my spirits even by a small fraction. It still helped.

So how about a list (because you know I love them) of things that can be done for others. No certain order. I challenge you to pick one and do it tomorrow or this weekend.

  1. When going through a toll booth pay for the person behind you.
  2. Ordering food? Have the cashier put your change towards the order behind you or even leave a few dollars.
  3. Simply hold the door for a person(s)
  4. Ask someone how they are doing (here’s the catch) and actually listen. Too many times we ask how people are doing in passing. Stop and listen.
  5. Offer someone help to get their shopping bags to their car.
  6. Make or send a card to someone you know has recently had a bad day, to let them know you are there
  7. Make or send a card to someone just to let them know you are thinking of them.
  8. Make extra of a food (lunch/dinner, dessert) and give the extra to a neighbor or someone you suspect may be on a low budget, sick, or even just because.
  9. Volunteer your time to a kitchen to help make or serve food for the homeless or others
  10. On a date? If the person opens the car door for you, as they are going back to their door reach over and open theirs

So there is a list of 10. There are so many other simple things you can do. We need more positive actions in our lives. There are days when I don’t see anything being done for others (not that it may not be happening, just isn’t in my view). So why not be that person that others see doing something. It may stick with them and help them to remember to be helpful or positive. Also, remember, don’t look for a “thank you.” Yes it is nice to hear but this is about others. If you get upset about it and let it color your attitude then you have made it about you and not the deed for others.

Let me know what you did and if you have other ideas, please comment them. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you day was filled with Bliss

Remembering To See The Positive

Hello lovely people! Thank you for reading my newest post. Enjoy!

today is a good day to have a good day

I have seen this saying a few times before, but it really never hit me. That is until the other day when I was watching a YouTube video (of course it was a Traveler’s Notebook review and set up video) of a woman that had the quote in one of her inserts. She explained a little of why she had it and it was like ‘bam!’ it hit me. This was exactly what I needed to have to keep me in the right mind set.

I have had so many things come up recently that have brought me down. Things have come up with my upcoming wedding, family health issues, my son’s behavioral issues, financial issues, and just so many other things that have hit all at the same time. I have been feeling so much stress and anxiety over things that I really can not control (most I can not at least). I have been letting the negative things color my days and it has affected so much. Negativity really does affect those around you and most of the time you really don’t notice it. I need to remember to see the positive more in life in order to make the good days.

I have decided that I am going to design a little insert, for one of my planners, that has this saying. I look in my planners through out the day, daily, since I use them for more than just planning. I am one of those people that need a constant reminder of things so I am hoping that by seeing the insert, it will keep me in a better mind set. I will also be sitting down and writing out lists (see I always back to them) for things that I may not be able to change completely but, I can work around or help with. Hopefully it will help with a little bit of the stress and anxiety if I have some action steps to get things taken care of. I just need to think positively and visualize the overall end result. Sometimes easier said than done, right?

What are some of the things you do to keep up the positive vibes?

Going into Memorial Day weekend, I hope everyone has fun and stay safe. Also don’t forget the reason for Memorial Day (I know isn’t until Monday). Take a moment and remember those in uniform that died serving. Thank you and have a lovely day!