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: 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: April’s More Love Letter requests

Click the graphic above for a quick tour of the four April 2021 letter requests at

It’s interesting…sometimes I dive right into these letters and other times I need the requests’ words and details to seep in. This has been a ‘let seep in’ month.

I do make a point of finishing letters for out-of-country requests first. And over time, I’ve wended my way through the USPS website to figure out the required postage and I have those stamps at the ready.

In James Clear’s words (Atomic Habits)…

“If you want to maximize your odds of success, then you need to operate in an environment that accelerates your results rather than hinders them.”

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.

The 12 DAYS OF LOVE LETTER WRITING project continues.

While my draft to Ann Maria ‘cools’, thought I would check in.

Hoping your season is still revealing blessings.

Here is an 11-second tour of
most of the More Love Letters requests.


Image by John Hain from Pixabay

Here is the current list of requests
–updated daily.

Confession…I’m falling behind! Luckily, I have till the 22nd to get them in the mail.

If you do participate, why not create a quick word cloud highlighting that person’s special traits? Then print it out on the paper you’ll use for your letter.

Contributing to this larger ‘goodwill words’ project…

Not too late to join us:

Here is a 1-minute video of the first letter request. Just click pause where needed to take in the entire request.

By all means, pass this post along to interested writers.

What inspires my ‘goodwill words’ project?

Here is a sample letter request from

I welcome these needed reminders that others are struggling and my life is on cruise-control. It’s not always easy to come up with what I would consider ‘the right words’, but in those cases, I go with tact, sincerity, and the mantra of ‘better done than perfect’.

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 a project that makes sense.


  • 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