Those who know me know that if there is one thing I am a HUGE fan of then it is… snail mail. I love writing and receiving letters. If letter writing were a love language it sure would be mine. And this love for letters goes back as long as I remember, we even have a picture in my family photo albums from my 3rd birthday where I’m lying in my stroller with my arms wrapped around one of my birthday letters. Letters surely can bring joy!!
Knowing that someone has taken some time of of their busy calendar to sit down and write to you brings me so much joy and I know I am not the only one. And joy is what I am all about spreading more of this Christmas season (…along with every other season of the year, don’t worry! 😉 ).
This is also the reason why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to be a part of 12 Days of Letter Writing created by fellow letter-loving person and amazing soul Hannah Brencher (founder of the organization More Love Letters (TWNMLL) and author of the bestselling book “If you find this Letter“). The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing campaign brings writers together every year to collect special letter bundles for people (like you and me) that may need a little extra love, hope, or encouragement this holiday season. There are 12 days of letter requests. I hope you will join me this year in setting some time aside and spreading joy to someone who needs it by writing a letter.
This year, I am honored to be a part of MLL’s 12 Days of Love Letter Writing campaign and using my voice (aka. this platform) to spread some love to Jordan.
Here is some information about Jordan told by his sister:
“Jordan is my younger half brother. He is 25. At 21, Jordan was doing an impeccable job at living his life. He was already a manager at a job that he had only held for a few years, he bought his first home (prior to any of his older siblings), and owned a nice vehicle. He had somehow managed to get to his older sibling’s goals sooner in life. He was a success in all of our eyes.”
Four years ago, Jordan’s mother passed away. A year later, Jordan also lost his father. Jordan’s sister shared that he had difficulty coping with the loss of his parents. Six months after his father had passed away, Jordan’s car and house were repossessed and he was let go from his job. A month after that, Jordan’s sister was informed that her brother was being dropped off at detox.
“My little brother became a victim of addiction and hid it from everyone he loved as he mourned the loss of his mother and father.
We talked a few nights ago, and he has dreams of helping others out once he is clean and healthy; Jordan wants to become a counselor. He has since created a support group for himself, of individuals he can reach out to–day or night–whenever he needs help to conquer this addiction. He is attending daily meetings that are being offered by the detox program he initially checked himself into.
I need my brother to know that he is not the only one on this planet struggling with addiction. I want him to know that he has a massive army behind him, cheering him on, and believing in him. I need my brother to know that he is not a failure, rather he is a story of heroism and strength in his own life, for realizing and accepting that change is necessary. He is young, he has his whole life ahead of him, and he can change this current path, and maybe one day be an aid in changing another’s life!”
Please send all letters for Jordan to:
℅ Kristin A,
16831 51 Street NW
I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the holiday season than writing letters to people like Jordan who need a little extra love, encouragement and comfort. After all, couldn’t we all use a little extra love and words of hope?
Please note: All letters in this campaign must be sent before or on December 20th. But don’t worry if you can’t make it, there will still be more opportunities-just head over to moreloveletters.com
“The best feeling of happiness is when you are happy because you have made somebody else happy.” Unknown
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35