I’ll be honest, it’s been a rough seven weeks.
It’s so hard to believe that it was a little over six weeks ago that I was diagnosed with Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I feel as though I have been stuck inside a tornado this entire time with my mind just spinning and spinning and my body constantly attacking itself. But I’m thankful for the many blessings I have been showered with, and I’m learning more about what is important, and what actually isn’t.
I remember while I was growing up when I would find a card in the mail (call me old fashioned, but I love the idea of handwriting a letter or “snail-mailing” a card to someone I’m thinking of). Those cards always made me feel so special when I would get them. Even just a “Hey there!! I was thinking of you today!” card. Those cards still make my heart flutter with happiness and love.
So, lately I’ve been sending out a lot of cards and letters. I just feel that it’s become even more important to express my love and gratitude to those who I love and who have touched my life so significantly.
I knew how just the simple cards I received from my family and friends reminding me of their love, prayers, and to keep fighting. So I approached a support group I belong to on Facebook and asked if any of the ladies or men were interested in starting up a sort of Secret Sister project. I explained in the rules that each Sister would receive a name and they would be responsible for sending out an encouraging letter, card, or note at least about once a month. I also was adamant that gifts were NOT required. Lord knows I’m completely broke. I mean the best I’m able to do at the moment is write a poem, draw/paint/sketch something special, and send out a special card when I can.
Immediately I was shocked to see over 50 responses with their names and info so I could start assigning names. Already I am seeing posts of Sisters saying “Thank You” for their gifts or cards. I have so many beautiful little note cards, I’m enjoying finding the perfect ones to write with, or finding a way to make my own, or if I have a beautiful larger blank one, using that. To see all of those smiles…it really warms my heart.
Now to figure out how to do this on a larger scale…that would really be amazing.
But in all seriously…when was the last time you actually handwrote anything like a letter or a card??
Playlist Song: “Life is Beautiful” by Sixx:A.M.