March 1

Making the World a Better Place

The world can be a scary place. I’ve been thinking about what I can do to make the world a better place. How will I make things better?

I love the quote, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai. As I pondered those words, an idea formed. Letters. Cards. Mail.

I started eleven days ago (that’s an important number). Eleven days ago I started writing a card and mailing it out…every single day. Quietly. I mailed cards to my mom and my sister. I mailed cards to a high school friend and a former roommate. I’m keeping a list.

As I go through the day, I find myself looking for potential recipients. It’s already changed me. As for the people who’ve received the mail, something has already happened…these people have contacted me saying thank you.

It seems that we all need some love. We need to be reminded that we aren’t alone. These notes are making a tiny difference in the world of those I love.  I believe in the ripple effect…Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Love. It will change the world. It’s the only thing that ever has. Mail a card today. Jot a note on a sticky for someone. Change the world.

Happy Slicing Challenge! I’m here for my fifth year and I can’t wait to see what happens.

*Today is an important day for me. Eleven years ago my dad died. I didn’t plan on writing about this letter challenge that I created for myself and started ELEVEN days ago. A coincidence like this isn’t just a coincidence to me…it’s Dad sending me some love. Miss you and love you, Dad!*

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Posted March 1, 2018 by Michelle Haseltine in category #SOLC18, slice of life

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