Something about the holiday season tugs on the heartstrings of people everywhere, even more so than the other months of the year. Salvation Army bell ringers are stationed at the entrances of every store’s front door, charitable organizations you’ve given to at some point in years past solicit donations in the mail, and giving trees can be found in any number of schools, companies, and churches. As much as I try to give back during the other eleven months of the year, the holidays call to me as well. I want to help. I want to make someone’s Christmas, or Hanukkah, or New Year, or Wednesday, or week a little bit better.
Which is why when More Love Letters reached out to me last year with such a simple way to infuse some love and cheer into what would be an otherwise tough time in the lives of others, I was pulled in (and needless to say, impressed).
More Love Letters is at it again this year, sending letters to those in need during the 12 Days of Love Letter Writing. All I ask of you, reader, is to read the request below and take ten minutes out of your day (it’s hectic, I know it is) to give your time and words of encouragement to someone who is in need of it.
Shan is a super mom of four, and a second mom to her daughter’s best friend! She greets everyone with a warm smile and a hug, and she bursts with a positive energy that most people can only strive for. This year, Shan was diagnosed with colon cancer, and subsequently underwent chemotherapy – which is a tiring, painful, and defeating process that most of us will never know what it means to endure. Despite this unimaginable challenge, Shan remained in high spirits for herself and her family. Unfortunately, when Shan’s chemo was done, the doctors found another growth in her neck. She is now set to undergo more chemotherapy in hopes to beat this cancer that was immune to her earlier treatment.
Let us send Shan a world of support that she so deserves, and remind her that she will never be alone in her battle!
c/o Olivia L.
17 Ballwood Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
A bit about More Love Letters: More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail love letters to strangers in need all over the world. The mission is simple: Love big. Love fast. Love hard. Get involved today.
The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing is MLL’s biggest + brightest campaign. In a nutshell: 12 days of letter requests. Lots of hot cocoa. A lot of good done. And bundles of hundreds of love letters dropped at strangers’ doorstep.