Goodwill words: Sending a little reassurance

Keeping up with my monthly challenge of eight letters, minimum.

There have been requests for cards, as well, so I’ll be digging into my page-a-day calendars and my photos to doll up those selections a bit.

Challenge for me: Just keeping an organized workspace to make the composition process seamless.

As you can tell by my occasional cross-outs, etc., I’m clearly working from the school of ‘better done than perfect’, but still, if I could remove additional distractions, that would make this an even more enjoyable project.


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A link to the gallery of notes and letters.

Goodwill words: Doling out deserved props.



Keeping up the goodwill words momentum. I see it as a way to volunteer without leaving home.

Favorite sites for those interested in trying this out: More Love Letters and Love For Our Elders


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Goodwill words: Sending support to a fan of nature and baking




Time to return from a layoff from posting letters and notes. (It helps to inspire my own goodwill words routines.)

Favorite sites: More Love Letters and Love For Our Elders


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Write something! said my previous post. So I did…

So I was assembling photos of my dogs…

The images seemed to ‘speak to me’. And I found myself smiling every time I worked on the project. So, I figured, why not take the extra step and make it a New York Times best seller?

Getting these 39 pages into Kindle format is a complete headache, so for the time being, the $2 masterpiece is being sold here.

Here are two sample pages…


Goodwill words: She should write a book!


As mentioned in my previous post, I really liked that quote at the top of the letter. It seems to fit the purposes of these letters.

In this case, I suggested with sincerity that Mary write a short book.

She definitely would have plenty to share.



Favorite sites: More Love Letters and Love For Our Elders


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Goodwill Words: A mini-course

Invitation: Join my Goodwill Words writing project.

Why? To support and reassure deserving (and appreciative) folks.

What’s my first step? Sign up for the free Write a Letter–Change a Life mini-course.

Mini-course contents:

— A drafting process I frequently use.

— A brainstormed list of opening lines, helpful words/phrases, and closings to guide you through your first letter.

— Strategies to stay inspired and focused.

— An ever-growing gallery of letters I’ve written. Use these as springboards for your own work.

— A list of benefits for Goodwill Words writers.

— A favorite destination for your first ‘change a life’ letter.

Get inspired.

Grab a pencil/keyboard.

Go for broke!

Goodwill words: Support during uncertain times.


I found the quote that I used for my heading just today.

Good stuff.

I actually kind of like the idea of the recipient making a collage of the letters she received.

I hope it turns out for her.


Favorite sites: More Love Letters and Love For Our Elders

image by John Hain/Pixabay

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Writers: Embrace failure.

Photo courtesy of Gratisography

When I came across a page online with the same message, I immediately thought about us writers. (I’ve probably even used the image before.)

I explored the topic more deeply here, including a link to Enjoying the Fun of Failure.

Goodwill words: A reminder to stay young and try something new.


Sometimes my notes to elders turn into mini-pep talks and reminders we still have control over how are days are spent.

It’s quotes like today’s that help move the message forward. So if/when I’m at a loss for words, there is always a quote or a calendar page or a photo from my camera roll to add impact and/or insight that I generally lack.


A 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 John Hain/Pixabay

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