Goodwill words: Sending hope to a mom facing changes and challenges

This deserving person has experienced a string of bad luck over the years.

A reminder to me: It’s always nice to see that, by sending in a request to More Love Letters, someone is leading the charge to help these letters’ recipients.

Another lesson: There is always a quote available to kickstart any note or letter I’m writing. Yet another: I have fun trying to lighten things up a bit. One of my daily calendars usually comes through…


A few other notes from recent months…1. 2. 3.

Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived in legible and at least semi-comprehensible condition.

And a reminder…these notes are just to serve as a nudge forward for those inclined to do something similar to the Goodwill Words Project.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Goodwill words: Another note for *Love for Our Elders*


It’s sometimes a challenge to come up with something different and/or tailored to an unnamed recipient. Love for Our Elders handles the distribution.

So I try to use different sparks or starting points for my messages. Daily calendar pages such as this one are a big help.


And a little plug for Love for Our Elders.
Tagline: We’re fighting loneliness with love, one letter at a time.

Am hoping the card spurs a little interest and action.

Image by Clark Tibbs–Unsplash

Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived safely.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Goodwill words: Checking in with a long-time friend

Buddy’s tech skills have come under some household scrutiny of late…
Yes, it’s a mess. The curse of being a lefty doesn’t help.
And forgetting that fact doesn’t help either.

A reminder from this latest foray: Aaaah, the power of imperfectionism. On clear display here. “It’s the thought that counts” could never be more applicable.

But this friend had recently lost her partner of 50+ years and I wanted to follow up our phone visit with something in the mail. Plus, she–an SPCA volunteer and greyhound rescuer–loves dogs. Not sure what she thinks of left-handers, however…

Another reminder: Dog images just plain work for me. And our pets have to earn their keep somehow, right?

Yet another reminder…4 x 6 photos double as postcards quite nicely. [though I’m generally too lazy to dig for a postcard stamp, so I end up slapping on a first-class and get it sent!]


Am hoping the card spurs a little interest and action.


Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived safely.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Goodwill words: A little boost for a very responsible 20-year-old


Lesson from this latest letter: There are plenty of folks out there needing support who may not show any signs of struggling.

Another lesson: Red paper and blue ink…not a great contrast for reading off a screen.


Note: Explanation for the amateurish patches of approximated color…

I try to omit the recipient’s name in these posts, even though the More Love Letters website includes them in the Letter Requests section.

Hoping the words count for something.


Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived safely.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Curation Corner: Time for some advice…or not.

Image by Michael Arwin Urban from Pixabay

So, let me give you a little advice… ;-|

5 Pieces of Common Writing Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore

A few comments:

Some folks have written complete books on item #1.

Sometimes that longer word just does the work much more effectively.

We’ve all heard about that ‘filthy first draft’ [I prefer the alliterative version.]. But knowing there is a massive clean-up operation ahead often steers me anywhere but there.

The best piece of advice came at the end: “use the wisdom that works for you and discard the rest.”

Keep putting words on the page! Unless, of course, it’s one of your off-days. Or you don’t feel like ‘showing, not telling’. Or you prefer to simply ‘not edit” period/ever/I’ll smack anyone who suggests it!’ vs. ‘edit-as-you-go to’!

There now, wasn’t that helpful?

Curation Corner: 30 uses for those half-used or blank notebooks

Lots of good ideas in Shelby Abrahamsen’s

30 FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAYS
TO USE A BLANK NOTEBOOK

You’ll see some of my favorites in the intro graphic.

Plus, there is something non-threatening to picking up a half-used notebook and diving in with your latest brainstorm. Just my observation…

Goodwill words: Sending hope to a college grad


Note: Explanation for the amateurish patches of approximated color…

I try to omit the recipient’s name in these posts, even though the More Love Letters website includes them in the Letter Requests section.

Hoping the words count for something.


Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived safely.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Goodwill words for a couple with faith and fortitude

This recipient and her husband are recovering from a serious auto accident and boy do I feel like a heel when I’m yammering away about some minor inconvenience.


Note: Explanation for the amateurish patches of approximated color…

I try to omit the recipient’s name in these posts, even though the More Love Letters website includes them in the Letter Requests section.

Hoping the words count for something.


Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate the folks who press the ‘Like’ button to let me know the post arrived safely.

I am always happy to steer you to letter-writing destinations and resources on the Web. Just let me know what you need.

Curation Corner: Can/should writers multitask? A verdict.

I couldn’t help myself. This image just spoke to the ‘task-switcher’ in me.

First off, my posting this is the epitome of multitasking, as I was in the middle of a search for online images for another project. I guess that makes me as qualified as anybody to post this. (Further proof of my qualifications: Dating back a couple of weeks, I have three separate posts in draft mode.)

Sadie Chelsea of thehonestwriter.org breaks down the issue for us here.

One thought: Sadie’s post claims “Multitasking can even impair cognitive ability…” For me, that’s assuming I have any left.

Another thought: There are some mindless tasks that can be accomplished while, say, exerbiking or with the TV on. Granted, it may well erode that cognitive ability discussed above.

A third thought: I’ve run out of cognitive ability for the moment. Time to click ‘publish’.