A Dream Team

A few days ago, as I was falling asleep an idea popped into my head. I can’t really call it a new idea, because it has come to me in bits and pieces of wishes and dreams over the year.
I was in that weird half-asleep phase of thought, so my thoughts were more visual than normal and dreams tried to crowd out thoughts, and what I visualized were a group of friends, co-artists, working side-by-side combining their talents–though admittedly varied–to create something with value.
Art, creativity, writing with substance that communicates messages of “you’re enough” and teaches valuable life wisdom. Our efforts would pour out love and hope into the world, showing others that they can make a difference too, no matter how little they believe they have to give.
What I am envisioning is a collaboration, most often focused on writing pieces, but who take times to create art to push the boundaries of what they believe they are capable–proving that together we are better than one on one. And together we can make a difference.
A Dream Team

How can I help & A Thousand Small Ways to Change the world #003

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?

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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

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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.

Supplies:

Envelope Template (Here is a template or open an envelope and use it)
Scissors
Picture Book / Cute Paper
Pen/Pencil
Glue Stick

Directions: Trace template or simply cut around it, glue side flaps and bottom into place. Use envelopes to brighten someone’s day.

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How can I help & A Thousand Small Ways to Change the world #003