Time to Give Back
This morning I received an email from one of our readers, Carol James. I was touched by it and have asked her permission to share it here, which she has granted:
I’m just sending out a notice/reminder to all of you (yeah, I know some of you don’t need reminders and some have seen it on Facebook, LOL!) that Mom’s 89th birthday is the 26th of this month, she is living away from home for this birthday, anxious, debilitated, and lonely, and I am asking everyone to send her birthday cards. I want her mail to be overflowing – and remember, I obviously don’t want our address going over the internet to everybody with a computer, BUT, if you know a kind person or co-worker or relative who would enjoy sending a birthday card to brighten up an old lady’s day, please give them the info. If you have friends who live in other countries, please take a moment to email them with the info to see if they could send her a card from outside the USA; if you know any semi-famous people who could drop her a note; if you have a church or social group who want to do a good deed; she would find all that incredibly exciting! I’m starting now to give everyone plenty of notice, and I’m hoping she gets cards throughout the whole month. I realize these will mostly be from strangers, but all her life Mom has been especially kind to strangers and I think it’s time we returned the favor. Be sure to have everyone put their location on the card so she can see the geographical range of well-wishers. At the end of the month, I want to take a picture of her with all her cards.
I was personally touched by this because May is also my grandmother’s birthday, and this year I will be missing her a lot.
So here’s what I’m hoping. I’m asking all of you to get behind this and send Carol’s mom a birthday card this month. This is a great community and I’m hoping we can take a few minutes of our time to brighten her day. If you’re willing to participate, please drop Carol an email to get her mother’s address. Let’s do this project together. It’s a great way to honor someone, and a great way to help out someone in our community!
I look forward to hearing lots of you participated!
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Filed under: Simply Life
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