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More Love Letters… August 23, 2015

heart-in-handsI came across the website More Love Letters a while back and fell in love… A woman named Hannah Brencher had an exceptional story that took on a life of its own.  Here’s the back story of Hannah’s project:

“I moved to New York City after graduating from college. I thought I was going to walk straight into my dream life. I practically thought a red carpet would be rolled out for me. That didn’t happen though. In fact, it was basically the opposite. I found myself grappling with depression, unable to tell my family and friends because I was so ashamed. Depression is a scary thing. Depression, when you make yourself journey through it alone, is terrifying.

So I started to get really honest in the pages of my notebook. And eventually those thoughts morphed into letters and I found myself ripping the letters out and leaving them all over New York City for people to find. I left them everywhere: Coffee shops. Libraries. Coat pockets in department stores. I liked to imagine who might find those letters.

Somehow that idea took on a life of its own after I blogged about it. My inbox was filled with the most heartbreaking stories I’ve ever encountered after I published a simple question on my blog: Do you need someone to write you a love letter today? Just ask.

That one question changed my life forever as I spent the next year writing hundreds of love letters to strangers in all parts of the world. More than just the letters– that question is the reason you and I are here in this space right now. I started More Love Letters three years ago and we’ve become the only global organization out there that blesses individuals–young and old– with bundles of love letters during a time in need. We basically want to create the most miraculous experience for people when they need it most: hundreds of letters of support and encouragement showing up at someone’s door all because someone in their own life loved them enough to just ask for those love letters. In fact, we need you here to help us make this whole “life” thing better for others. Life is hard. And yes, it breaks your heart. But you don’t have to go it alone. We’re right with you. It matters that you’re here. In fact we really want you here! It’s my hope that you’ll get involved in the writing & the mailing. I mean, we’re already counting on you. And we’d really like it if you decided to stay. ”

 

 

Here’s her Tedtalk:

 

 

What a wonderful story and I love how it inspired her to take the step in creating a way to give back on a larger scale!  I have always felt a need to be of service in one way or another.  When one enters a volunteer situation with an open heart it is remarkable what can happen!  I write love letters and hope that you might consider to do the same.  Open your heart!

 

 

Sending Love

~Sarah

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Statement Arts Benefit! May 28, 2010

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Hey Everyone I’m sure a lot of  you all know by now that I helped start a non-profit a couple of years back based on the volunteer work I was doing in the New York public school system.  The non-profit is called Statement Arts and we have been very busy!

I would like to  invite you to our Benefit Concert, June 21 at 6:30pm.  It should be a terrific event and we hope that you will come out and support us, the kids and the work that we do. We’ve got all of the information up on the web at Statement Arts. Tickets are tax deductible and available through our website.

About the Event
Singin’ with the Stars
Monday, June 21, 2010
6:30 — 9:00pm

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th St., New York, NY

Several stars from Broadway (Wicked, Hair, Memphis and others) will be singing and performing with the Statement Arts’ Kids. Celebrity chef, Kerry Heffernan, of Southgate, will be donating food. This event will raise money to assist Statement Arts in continuing with their highly successful, community based, educational, arts outreach programs, including musical theater programs, college application mentorship programs, coordination of student internships, and interactive theater programs and workshops designed to build confidence and teach conflict resolution.

 

Hope…. May 7, 2010

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As some of you may… or may not know I blogged environmentally for few years so my heart is still very much attached to environmental causes and living.  My father raised my sisters and myself with this value, “When you borrow something you return it in the same condition if not better than the way you found it”. To me this extends to our planet. We are borrowing it for however much time we have in our life.  So with everything recently: Haiti, the following Earthquakes, the oil spill and most recently the flood in Nashville Tennessee my heart aches.

Now I know that whatever we focus we have more of…so my mind wanders to a more supportive thought….. like Hope.  Then my mind drifted to a song written by Blu Sanders, who’s unbelievably talented (and a friend). I wanted to post a YouTube clip but there isn’t one so I’ll attach it to iTunes to keep it above board. But here it is in it’s complete form on his MySpace page World Without Hope.  For me it’s all about the line…. “Let’s build a future we’re proud to own.” As for me this life time is about being of service and giving back. How do you want to give back to this planet? How do you reduce, reuse or recycle?

Thanks for helping Blu!

Love and Light

 

 
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