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.

More ‘goodwill words’ for loveforourelders.org folks

memories are timeless treasures of the heart

It’s as if I’m getting to know the recipients.

In reality, though, I don’t know where these are sent.

But I’ve always trusted Love for Our Elders to find those deserving people.

And its Instagram pages continue to encourage me.

A favorite destination for ‘goodwill words’


I’ve recently posted about writing being an act of faith.

In this case, I have faith that my notes to…

https://loveforourelders.org/letters

lift someone’s day.

For sure, they distract me from lots of other disquieting stuff happening out there in the world. [And they remind me that others are hurting so much out there.]


Plenty of writers are directing their thoughts and support to folks they know and some they don’t know, so my ‘project’ is nothing new or unique.

But it’s something that makes sense.

And…

  • it is a self-sustaining ‘volunteer opportunity’, which have dwindled ‘a bit’ since mid-March.
  • it’s one more feel-good checklist item for my day’s end ‘review’.
  • it’s so much better than watching the news.
  • it provides a layer of human contact
  • it’s been fun and rewarding and it will continue.

Let me know if you want to join me. I have a raft of resources that will make the project doable.

th at inventwithwords dot com

My ‘goodwill words’ project continues…

I sent this one yesterday. I took out the word cloud and the greeting to provide a layer of privacy for the person, even though her story is featured on moreloveletters.com. I hope the words give special people like this recipient a little shot in the arm.


Nothing special, I realize, nothing earth-shaking or life-changing, but as writers, every time we put pen to paper, it’s an act of faith. In this case, I have faith that these simple items will improve a person’s day, even just a little bit.


Plenty of writers are directing their thoughts and support to folks they know and some they don’t know, so my ‘project’ is nothing new or unique.

But it’s something that makes sense.

And…

  • it is a self-sustaining ‘volunteer opportunity’, which have dwindled ‘a bit’ since mid-March.
  • it’s one more feel-good checklist item for my day’s end ‘review’.
  • it’s so much better than watching the news.
  • it provides a layer of human contact
  • it’s been fun and rewarding and it will continue.

Let me know if you want to join me. I have a raft of resources that will make the project doable.

th at inventwithwords dot com

My ‘goodwill words’ project continues…

Nothing special, I realize, nothing earth-shaking or life-changing, but as writers, every time we put pen to paper, it’s an act of faith. In this case, I have faith that these simple items will improve a person’s day, even just a little bit.


Plenty of writers are directing their thoughts and support to folks they know and some they don’t know, so my ‘project’ is nothing new or unique.

But it’s something that makes sense.

And…

  • it is a self-sustaining ‘volunteer opportunity’, which have dwindled ‘a bit’ since mid-March.
  • it’s one more feel-good checklist item for my day’s end ‘review’.
  • it’s so much better than watching the news.
  • it provides a layer of human contact
  • it’s been fun and rewarding and it will continue.

Let me know if you want to join me. I have a raft of resources that will make the project doable.

th at inventwithwords dot com

A favorite destination of the AOK Writing Project

Click above for a quick tour of loveforourelders.org.

More on the AOK Writing Project:

  • You will have an authentic audience for your writing.
  • With fewer volunteer opportunities due to the pandemic, you can ‘do good’ from the comfort of your home.
  • You can join a community of like-minded writers.
  • You might/will learn a few tech tricks to doll up your work.
  • Your creative impulses will be strongly encouraged.
  • You can choose to contribute some/all of your work and experience and ideas to a digital gathering place and to collaborative pieces. [A mosaic or collage of excerpts, for example.]

By the way, who am I?

Let me know below if you’re interested in the free mini-course.