Being kind by sending postcards of happiness to strangers:
In a world full of emails and texts and social media, I still love how powerfully uplifting receiving a hand-written card, postcard or letter can be.
So as soon as I came across Postcard Happiness, I knew I had to get involved.
Creator Tatjana Buisson explains how her postcard happinensss project is about “sending kindness & encouragement where it’s needed most.”
It’s about “encouraging the world to focus their positive energy onto a small rectangular piece of postcard and sending it to people who could physically and emotionally benefit from a little encouragement or acknowledgement in the form of kind, written words from strangers and friends.”
What a wonderfully, brilliant idea.
Anyone can nominate or be nominated and their stories are posted online. Be it a friend or loved one who is going through a rough time, or has done something inspiring, or simply needs a little cheering up.
It’s really for anyone who could benefit from a little postal kindness.
Currently nominated to receive postcards are a nine-year-old boy waiting for a life-saving heart transplant, a South African woman who set up a nonprofit organisation to support patients with rare diseases, and a care home resident whose day is brightened whenever he receives a postcard.
All you have to do is write a few words of kindness – be it support, encouragement, acknowledgement, or even to share your own story – and pop it in the post.
How easy is that!
So I decided to get my craft on and make a few postcards to send out:
They’re now making their way around the world, soon to bring a little sunshine into someone’s day.