Well, today is September 19th and you know what that means! Today is the day you all get to hear about the idea I have had rattling around in my brain.
There is this group on Facebook that I belong to called Teal Mail For IC which allows you to add your address to a master list and others can send you cards, letters, and sometimes even gifts. It has been a huge blessing for me as I have been dealing with some tough stuff.
I have gone back and forth for the last two weeks debating if this was worth it, if it would help anyone, if I could get enough people interested, yada yada yada. I have decided there is nothing I would like more than to have even just a few of you amazing people as snail mail pals and maybe, slowly, this idea will blossom and spread and help others along the way.
Let me be clear about something, you do not have to have a Chronic Illness to join this awesomeness. All you have to have is a willingness to share even the smallest part of you to lift someone else up.
I have also created a Facebook Group for easier access to addresses as well as more privacy. You can see the group HERE
I will soon be starting a master list of addresses (You can keep your private for only me as an admin or you can post it in the group to allow others to send you inspiration as well as me!)
Below is one of the cards that encouraged me to do this, even knowing very little about how to run a group. It’s the littlest things that can go such a very long way in making someone’s day and I hope I have made yours a little better, either with my blog or just being a friend.
You. Matter. Reach out, you never know who’s lives will be touched by you and your kindness <3