Like a wanderer,
Through a midnight alley,
with only a candle by which to see;
I move forward.
Word by unrehearsed word.
I spin words into yarn,
knitting them into poems and prose.
One word follows the next,
the story unfolds as I go.
Today was a day of questing. Questing toward where I want to be. What I want to do…and what it is I hope to have to share.
I searched for a documentary to watch (still searching), I watched TED talks, I tagged people on Twitter to ask about #1000smallways. I watched training videos. I started a new facebook group for creative philanthropy. I edited photos, and all the time I thought of you.
How can I help you?
What is it, that YOU, my readers want and need? Is there a way that while I journey that I can help you get where you are going as well? Please, leave me messages at the end. Tell me where you are on your creative, career, and/or philanthropic journey. Let me know where you are stuck.
A Thousand Small Ways to Change the World #003
Storybook Envelopes & Letters to Children
I came up with this idea after seeing someone else make an envelope from a thrift store children’s book. I thought, “how neat would it be to write a letter to encourage a child and send it in a fun envelope.” So, I visited the thrift store, bought a lot of children’s books for about $0.50 each, and began making envelopes. I now have well over 100. Now, if and when I decide I want to write a letter and send it off in a fun envelope, I have them ready. This would be a great way to give cards to kids in a children’s hospital–or if you are a teacher or know teachers, you could ask for topics that some of the kids could use encouragement on. Then write letters about those topics, give them to the teacher, and let them give the letters to the students whom would benefit most from the message. There are many possible uses for these envelopes, and I hope that some of you will give them a try and tell me how you use them in the #1000smallways challenge.
Do you have a child you’d like me to send a letter to? Let me know! I have so many of these, but not a lot of stamps. So, for the first 10 people who contact me, I will ship these out.
Envelope Template (Here is a template or open an envelope and use it)
Picture Book / Cute Paper
Directions: Trace template or simply cut around it, glue side flaps and bottom into place. Use envelopes to brighten someone’s day.