I started this for a couple of reasons. Not everyone can travel and I am very blessed to have been able to travel. A picture of each place allows each person to see something they may not have been able to. Mail is often full of bills and ads, it is so nice to get a little friendly note with no response needed. Lastly I feel it is really important to spread love and kindness. Most of my postcards go to people I have never met. People who I talk to on twitter or Instagram who deserve a little kindness in their mailbox. In a world where everything is now a quick e-mail or printed document, the personal touch of a hand written note can make a person smile.
Last week I was humbled and astounded at a series of comments started on twitter. One of my long time twitter friends sent me a public message saying "thanks for the love", huh? I thought and replied "why? am I extra loving today?" He replied "Oh I've been looking at all the postcards you have sent me over the years" He had saved them all. When people saw this interaction I started getting a lot of messages both public and private from so many people also telling me how they had saved every single postcard I had ever sent them. I heard stories of how they helped them through lonely days, sad times, or gave them the gift of travel and more. I admit at one point, reading all of these messages, I was brought to tears. My simple little goal of giving a moment of kindness was having an impact far greater then I ever imagined. Years worth of postcards had been loved and saved and reread. I was amazed.
This morning when I got the mail I received a beautiful postcard from Greenland. One of my twitter postcard pals from Germany was traveling and had sent me this postcard. It read "Dear Rebecca! Now it is my turn to explore the world and to send you many happy greetings from Greenland! Love, Claudia". I never expected to get postcards of my own. What a wonderful gift.
The point of my postcard rant is this: Share Kindness. One small act of kindness can have a much bigger impact then you could ever imagine.
Thank you to everyone who has trusted me and let me be a part of your lives. I am so happy you like your postcards. If you are not on my postcard list and would like to be added email me your name and address with the subject line POSTCARD and I will be happy to add you to my list. email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A last comment for that one individual who is going to say "What do postcards have to do with a wildlife website?" Good question! Many of my postcards show wildlife ;-) However, the most important thing is kindness. If we can show kindness to each other we are more likely to show kindness to animals.
Share a little love and kindness today! The postcards will keep coming!
Love and hugs, Rebecca