Imagine for a second that you are having a really bad day. Maybe you lost your job, or you’re having financial problems–whatever. Just picture something bad.
Now think of how good it would make you feel if a complete stranger stopped you in that exact moment in the street and handed you a card that simply read “Everything is going to be OK”. Wouldn’t that small gesture really take the edge off of your bad day?
While it might sound like something that would never happen, it’s exactly what’s been going on in Edmonton for quite a while now. A few years ago, Ashley Green decided to sit down and pen a series of heartwarming cards that she would hand out to complete strangers.
“I wanted to challenge myself in seeing what it would be like to give freely to others with no expectations for anything back,” she said.
Even though it began as a personal initiative that Green kept to herself, others soon followed as more and more people were inspired by the random acts of kindness. The project now has it’s own website, called Love Letters 2 Strangers, it hosts a variety card-writing workshops and has seen its letters handed out in at least nine different countries.
“I know when someone receives this and they email me and they let me know–[the card has] made that impact,” Green said. “I know the world needs more of these, I know they need more love letters. And I’m just happy to be involved in it.”
— With love… (@LL2Strangers) December 16, 2015
You can learn more about Love Letters 2 Strangers in the video above.