I never intended to write over 400 love letters.
To be honest, I never even planned to write one…
This unexpected journey began on 10/10/10 (serendipitous looking back) on a 4 Train in New York City. Far less glamorous or romantic than you might imagine– I was struggling to get out of bed every morning. I was fresh out of college and grappling with my place & purpose in this world. I was trying hard to fit into a world that had boiled me & all I was feeling into 140-characters.
Moving to New York City unraveled me and I needed a way to cope and step outside my own loneliness.
I began writing letters on the train to individuals who seemed like they, too, could use a boost. I would leave them all over the city–crooked into cafes & libraries & coat pockets. I began blogging about the love letter writing & watched as my inbox became a vault for letter requests from all over the world. In the span of 9 months, I wrote & mailed over 400 love letters to people in need around the globe. & the process healed me. It absolutely healed me.
This journey has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. I’ve discovered that no matter how tough we act, we all still need a love letter from time to time. That even in a world crammed tight into 140 characters and constant status updates, there is a still a great craving for the handwritten note. But most of all, I learned with certainty that the world needs far more than just my own love letters.
This site is my recipe. A chance to let others do what I did for the last year of my life: love letter their world & lift up strangers with their words. Through, requesting, sending, leaving, and writing the love letters, this site won’t ever stop asking these questions to its visitors:
Could you script a letter of love to someone you will never meet?
Is there someone in your own life who could use a love letter?
Where could you leave a love letter today?
So come on in. Get involved. But don’t come in without a pen…
I am happy to have you here.