I was happy to draw today’s creative activity, and as I worked through a long, busy day, I stayed open to the outcome.
Write an encouraging letter.
Like most other people, I primarily rely on technology to communicate. It’s so easy to send off a quick text to check in on a friend or family member, respond to a client’s question or even say “Happy Birthday”. It’s been a while since I wrote to someone, using pen and paper.
And yet, I recognize how energy flows through the act of writing. Ideas and thoughts literally travel down my arm, from my mind, and appear on paper as my hand moves. It’s magical! And it is becoming a lost art.
I felt inspired to include this form of communication as a creative action, looking forward to sending words of encouragement, and their accompanying positive energy, to someone special.
As I settled in at home, I stayed open toward the recipient of my letter. I just didn’t know who it was going to be yet. This is where inspiration…Divine guidance…stepped in. As I was checking Facebook, I remembered a group that I’ve liked.
Letter Earthlings believe in “touching lives, one letter at a time.” This organization holds letter writing circles in places such as Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. They bring hope to people, by way of beautifully crafted, hand written letters.
I was skimming down through their Facebook page, when I came across the following post:
This is my cousin Hallee. I’d like to tell you a little bit about her… First off, she is a beautiful young woman-both inside and out. She lights up a room with her smile. Hallee is funny, sweet, caring, smart, an athlete, a jigsaw puzzle champion, a wonderful student, and a best friend to all. Hallee is an amazing person-a person I am proud to be related to. She is also a person who just happens to have Autism. She has never let that small detail define who she is as a person-which is why I refuse to use it as something to describe her. A fun fact is that Hallee’s Birthday is fast approaching! And this is where I have a favor to ask of all of you….
Above is a picture of Hallee last year at her 18th birthday party. She had been so excited to have a party with her friends. She wanted to go bowling, have fun, and eat cake and Ice Cream. Invitations went out to her classmates at school and to other friends in the area. Hallee sat at her party anxiously waiting for her friends to arrive so they could have fun….but Hallee’s friends would never arrive. Not a single one. Above is the picture of her celebrating alone – eating her birthday cake. My cousin is a beautiful young woman who will always have the mind of a child…so as you can imagine, she was heartbroken and beyond sad. She was hurt…
This year we are having a large family party for her. But you can help make this years birthday incredible!! I would love to flood her mailbox with birthday cards, from all over! Hal loves getting mail- this would be the best birthday gift she could ask for. If you could find it in your heart to take a few mins out of your day and send her a card, I would be forever greatful. This would mean a lot to her mother as well, for as you can imagine, watching your child cry into her birthday cake breaks your heart. If there is anyone who deserves a great birthday, this is the girl.
Hallee’s 19th Birthday is July 2nd
34 Wellesley Way
Bangor, ME 04401
Please help us make this birthday memorable.
Credit: Rebecca Lyn
I was so touched by Hallee, and the love her cousin Becky has for her. I knew this was the person I was supposed to write an encouraging letter to. I’m very grateful that I was drawn to the Letter Earthlings site, where I discovered Hallee. And, I still have time to get a card to her by her July 2 birthday.
I selected a pretty dragonfly card, in honor of Hallee and her special day, and wrote her a brief, joy filled letter. I know she is receiving encouragement and well wishes from all over the world. My card will be mailed tomorrow.
Because it was getting late, I almost picked someone else to write a letter to, even though I didn’t feel like it was the right recipient. I love these little taps on the shoulder that creative inspiration gives, the invitations to “come this way”. May I continue to stay open and receptive to such beautiful guidance.