Monday, January 11, 2010
Did you guys have a good weekend? I'm so proud of myself. I cleaned without having to be nagged by my husband. It's a miracle! Or at least, I'm sure he sees it that way. But like I said, I need to be a better wife this year, and destroying my neat and orderly husband's home with my habitual pile-making is NOT being a very nice wife.
I have a fun assignment for this week, but I can't take credit for it. The idea came from Felicity, who was one of the Australian flower distributors from last month. She sent me an email a few weeks ago that said, "I have a stack of Christmas cards left over that I know I won’t use so I plan to randomly pick names out of the phone book and send them to people. I will explain that it’s a gesture of niceness that was inspired by your website. It’s just the thought that one person might be having the worst day possible, thinking no one cares… it gives me hope to think that one act CAN change someone’s life."
Today's Assignment: Mail a Card to a Stranger
I have so many notecards in my home. Not only do I have a plethora of leftover melissahead cards, but I also can't help but buy cute ones when I see them. So what if I took a card (or two, or three) and sent them out to strangers. Just as a hello. Just to brighten their day. I'm actually not quite sure I have a phone book handy. I remember receiving one a few months ago and thinking, "Who the heck still uses a phone book?" But I could always pick a random last name and search whitepages.com. What do you think? Will it freak someone out? If it were me, I'd love to receive anything other than a bill in the mail.
So who wants to help me out with a surprise snail mail blitz of kindness?
EDIT: Blogger Undercover Mama left me a comment with a link to the Random Name Generator, which is perfect if you're looking for a stranger to mail a card to! Thanks for the recommendation!