Those are the beginning sentences of one of my love letters. I signed up to write a few love letters as a part of Hannah Brencher’s 12 Days of Love Letter Writing over at MoreLoveLetters this December and it is by far the most scary, the hardest and yet the most wonderful thing I ever volunteered to do.
My assignments weren’t easy, and as soon as I got them apprehensiveness was what best described my mood (I was terrified of not depressing the heck out of my letter’s subjects with my words because that is not what they need right now.) I thought I made a mistake signing up for this.
However, as soon as I sat down, calmed myself down enough to start and began writing, everything changed. I did my best to imagine what I’d like to read if I were in a similar situation and let myself go, let my pen do the writing. Instead of worrying about saying something wrong, I focused on positivity and figuring out how to transfer that to words on paper.
I’m not totally convinced my words will bring true comfort to the people receiving my love letters. But I am 100% convinced that they will be well received and will help ease the pain, to lift them up at least a little bit.
And… every single “little bit” counts!
In this spirit, I’m turning to my readers now. If you would like to participate, there are still two days left! And since the assignments appear on the MoreLoveLetters blog as well, I think (ask Hannah to make sure!) you can even browse through them and choose whom you’d most like to write to, sending your letters along in under a week.
Hope you will visit the website, and even if you don’t participate right now, keep it in mind and sign up for later.