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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 2 In the series

In October 2010, Hannah Brencher started placing anonymous love letters around New York City as a way to ease her loneliness. The letters were placed in libraries, cafes and coat pockets. In one year, she handwrote over 400 notes that healed her heart and uplifted the spirits of over 400 strangers. Brechner's actions inspired a worldwide movement of spreading love and happiness through written word.
Join Hannah's cause, The World Needs More Love Letters by handwriting a love letter. Put it into a library book, on a park bench, or anywhere a stranger may find it. Your handwritten words will bring you satisfaction, knowing that you brought a ray of sunshine to someone's day. We're starting “love fest” on Facebook today! Share your love letter with someone today.
 You have heard me talk about how I am a Holistic Health coach. I know most of you know it means I help people lose weight, but I also  help to teach people about secondary foods. How to make smart choices, when reaching for secondary food. Why do I call it secondary food, because it's what we eat to nourish our bodies. I find Primary food to be just as important. People don't really understand Primary food, like they should. What is primary food you are asking? It's everything else in your life... Career, spiritualism, relationships and exercise. Many of us crave love, or a connection deeper than what we have. People stuff secondary foods in, when the really crave primary foods.
This homemade Asian inspired soup, is an example of a secondary food. It's brussels sprouts, baby bok choy and mushrooms. YOU can't argue that it would nourish a body. What if you are filling a void you have in your life... a sadness...and you fill it up with sugar? or soda? salty? or binge eating?
  So one of the reason's I started this 14 day FREE series on reconnecting with yourself is to help you work on your primary foods.
  So on the same note as letter writing today's challenge is for you to write a letter to the most important person in your life. Make a list of the things you want to say, just as they occur to you. Mention in your letter the close times you had with this person and the distant times. You also need to mention times of celebration or intimacy. You can speak about times of separation and times of conflict. Try to put dates with the events. Begin with your earliest memory of the special person. End your letter with mention to the last time you say this person, or the last time they were in your life.
Now do the same thing..but write the letter now to you... as if you were the most important person in your life.
 You may choose to write to someone alive or dead. You may choose to write to your children.
This post was inspired by The book: The Wednesday Letters
I am no stranger to letter writing, I have a huge scrapbook of every letter my father, mother and grandmother have ever given to me. I also did a 14 day post about letter writing on this blog, my favorite is  read here
Letter writing may be a dying art as communication is increasingly done through emails, Tweets, and Facebook postings. But I love going to the mailbox with my son, to look for a letter from my grandmother ,his great grandmother. We open it up, and read it together.

 I have written a series of letters for my son with the topics as follows:
To be read the first time I disappoint you.
To be read when your own baby isn't sleeping through the night
To be read on your wedding night
To be read when you first dent, or get in a fender bender
When you leave for college
When you get your heart broken for the first time
When you are hurt by a friend for the first time
To be read at your first day of your first real job.


So pick up a pen today.... and maybe before you do...grab a big glass of water and some secondary food.

2 comments:

The Shared-Meal Revolution said...

I really enjoyed this blog. I agree wholeheartedly with you that letter writing is a lost art. I have a sister who lives in Maine and we correspond via letter writing for matters of the heart, but still do use email for communication that needs to be done quickly. As easy as it might be to send a 'thank you' card for a fabulous visit together via email, isn't it so much more meaningful to send off a handwritten card? I know I appreciate that and therefore try to reciprocate. The series of letters you chose to write with your son is a beautiful idea. LisaRenee, I'm with you in this cause!

LisaRenee Fogarty said...

glad to hear that...shared meal revolution... I love Maine. I love the idea of hiding cards for strangers. I think we should start a card movement.

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