It's not often that I come across something that I'm impressed with enough that I want to immediately share it with everyone I know, but this has done it.
The Mother Letter Project.
It was started by a guy who is compiling these letters as a gift for his wife, as part of an effort to put more meaning into Christmas by spending more on relationships, and less on material gifts.
That, in and of itself, is worthwhile. And a creative way to do it, I might add.
But he's also offering to send the compilation to everyone who participates.
A "Mother Letter" is a letter from a mother, to a mother, about whatever motherly thoughts or advice or concerns that the writer wants to express. In a culture where we often lack that mother-to-mother support, the possibility of this compilation becoming something truly valuable is quite high, I believe.
Maybe this touches me so because I can't ask my own mother for advice, can't share with her any concerns I have, and since she died, it is that conversation that I have missed the most.
Anyway. Go check out their blog. Write a letter.
And click on the "Are you a conspirator?" link.
You do not need to be heroic to be a hero*
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