Goodwill words: Today’s theme–Seek humor.

Had fun with this one…that poor Love for Our Elders recipient. Hoping they take it in the vein in which it was intended. (Whatever that means.)

So, yes, I really do hope the recipient has a sense of either humor (or at least compassion), as here is a portion of the stationery’s flip side…

Time to get going on my letters for the MLL folks.


Click here if you’re interested in contributing your words to Love For Our Elders. And possibly undoing my literary misadventures…

Here’s a link to their video letters project.

Goodwill words: Today’s theme–Educated vs. Intelligent

This is the first in a series of three notes I wrote late last week.

The other two are in the ‘queue’. That is the weirdest word to type, I swear. It never feels right.

I’ll also be posting a ‘video-tour’ of this month’s letter requests from More Love Letters.


Click here if you’re interested in contributing your words to Love For Our Elders. And possibly undoing my literary misadventures…

Here’s a link to their video letters project.

Goodwill words: Today’s theme–Reality? Overrated.

This is the third in a series of three notes I wrote on a recent afternoon.

This one was probably even more fun than the previous two.

Again, the quote was a perfect launching site for some aging-related revelry. Granted, maybe I’m unsettling the poor recipient (“What if this whack-job knows where I live?”), but hey!–those are the risks of ‘publishing’, right? Besides, I’m generally harmless. (Just keep your distance at coffee-and-scone time.)


Click here if you’re interested in contributing your words to Love For Our Elders. And possibly undoing my literary misadventures…

Here’s a link to their video letters project.

Goodwill words: Today’s theme: Communal griping

This is the second in a series of three notes I wrote on a recent afternoon.

In my previous post, I noted that organization can be just so helpful for writers. I know what you’re thinking: Where else can you score such life-changing advice?

Anyway, this day calendar of quotes has been an invaluable springboard for themes to guide my notes. So, yes, for two straight days, it has remained glued to the laptop. Not literally…that would be ridiculous. And a mess..

As for being organized, here’s a nice set of tips from Bryan Collins on Write to Done…

The Zen of More Organized Writing: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

Click here if you’re interested in contributing your words to Love For Our Elders…

Here’s a link to their video letters project.

Goodwill words: Checking in with Love For Our Elders

This is the first in a series of three notes I wrote yesterday.

Whether it’s goodwill words, a novel, or a non-fiction piece, it sure does help to have the tools of the trade out and easily available.

Seems obvious, but there is at least one writer–I wouldn’t dare name names (;-|–who continues to stumble around and scatter his notebooks and supporting materials [in this case, a calendar of quotes] around the house, making the act of writing way more of a chore than it has to be.

Seems he rose above his ineptitude yesterday and, with resources in one location, he happily produced three notes to elders. [A nearby hot meal added inspiration, as well.]

Click here if you’re interested in contributing your words to Love For Our Elders…

Here’s a link to their video letters project.

Goodwill words for an extraordinarily selfless mom…

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–thus the amateurish patches of approximated color.

Hoping the words count for something.

With the pandemic cutting into volunteer opportunities, I guess this little project is one way to give back. And it’s a good Sunday afternoon thing to do, followed up by popcorn and a mystery. Or a break from the ‘grueling’ schedule I keep…

I keep dawdling on completing an online ‘goodwill words’ course to match the one I conducted last fall, as it always seems more important to just get the letters and notes out in the mail.

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

More goodwill words…

I try to do something different with each letter and note that I write. In this case, I created a word cloud for the recipient, similar to the image you see below.

It’s important that I keep things fresh. If my goodwill writing ever felt like drudgery, I’d be missing the point completely, right? And hey, a ‘mojo machine’? Why not?

More goodwill words…and 7 ways to support others

Still more to add.

Just trying to keep the momentum.

Posting these helps make the project more ‘real’.

Just came across another writing-to-help-others site:

And in the meantime, here is a nice piece entitled: 7 WAYS TO SUPPORT OTHERS DURING TOUGH TIMES