Remember when Ann Curry asked us all to do 26 acts of kindness to honor the 26 precious children killed in Newtown, Connecticut? I have been thinking about that for a while now trying to decide what I wanted to do. Should I buy someone a coffee? Should I volunteer? What do I want to do? I am always thinking about ways to show kindness and love to those I care about and even to strangers. So I started thinking about the small things that make me happy.
I finally came up with mail. I love getting mail. Not junk mail, not bills, but fun mail. At Christmas I realized that I get so excited when a fun card shows up in my mailbox. It makes me smile and it feels good. That’s when I decided on my happiness project.
I am going to send fun mail!
I went to Hallmark and found the 99 cent cards and bought all of the “thinking of you” and “I love you” cards I could find. I’m planning on sending one or two a month. I am opening my address book or my email and randomly picking one person to send one to. It might be my Mom, my sister, a blogging friend, a friend I haven’t talked to in ages. I’ll pick one and send them a card. Just to say hi.
What do you think? Do you think it will spread some joy and happiness? I think so.
Do you want to join me?