to write love
Ever look around (at school, at work, on the news) and wonder, “OMG, what got up in everybody’s grill to make people so nasty?” Yeah. Me, too. One amazing gurl is actually doing something to bring a little more happy into people’s lives, and I love love love how she’s doing it: through love letters!
Last year, Hannah Brencher (one of the coolest gurls we know) decided to write love letters to people who needed a little extra encouragement or who deserved props for the hard (and often unappreciated!) work they do every day. It started off with just her letters, but as her friends found out about it, The World Needs More More Love Letters project became a nationwide phenomenon.
From September to November of this year alone, her project resulted in almost 700 letters going to people who needed a bright spot in their day. Seven hundred letters in two months! If that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is.
If you want to get involved (and um, of course you do!) she’s making it really easy with a 12 Days of Love Letter Writing campaign. All you do is go to her site and sign up to write a letter (or more if you want!). Then, you’ll get an email from the campaign with details about who you’re writing to, tips on spreading the love, and the address to send the letter to. All it costs is a stamp!
And best of all? The letters are going to go to people who really need them. From a little girl who’s having a rough time with her family’s divorce, to a girl who’s battling eating disorder issues, and people who’ve lost loved ones this year—every little letter will be a big boost to somebody who needs a dose of love right now.
I’m signing up today, and I hope you will be, too! When gurls get together, we can make great things happen.
Have you signed up to write love letters? Do you have a project you’d like to see on gurl.com? Let us know in the comments!
to write love