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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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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A page of Goodwill Words

Just thought I’d compile a few of the words I’ve been putting down.

Seems to be more inspiring work than simply writing for myself.

Hope it nudges a few writers forward to give it a try.

I’ll be adding more to the gallery.

My three favorite destinations so far:

More Love Letters

Love for Our Elders

Letters to Strangers

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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Goodwill words: Laughing at imperfection.


Using another calendar page to spice things up for another ‘elder’.

Nothing like human foibles to evoke a laugh or two.


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

Just a reminder: This is not a ‘see what I did? You should too! project. This is me following Austin Kleon’s suggestion to ‘share something small…’.

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay 

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Goodwill words: Hoping this recipient wasn’t in retail.

Nothing like my own design ineptitude
to play into the note’s featured image…

One of the other challenges to writing to an unnamed ‘other person’ is the possibility of offending someone.

But in the end, I shrug and have faith the note reaches someone who might a) find the humor b) have pity on me…as a human, a writer, a delusional who hopes to amuse.


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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