Write more love letters



more-love-letters-400x288-300x216February is all about love. I am just going on two years married, with a nearly one year old boy, so I’m not sure how much wisdom I have to share on this subject.

However I have loved and hated my family throughout seasons of my life, I have gone in and out of obsession, conflict and madness with some close girlfriends. I have been a flatmate, a travel companion and a work colleague.

Love is not an exclusive club for the valentine’s.

Love is truly what makes our world beautiful.

We all have love to give, we all desperately crave love yet as I stand in the queue at my local shops listening curiously to many conversations, we all seem to have forgotten it.

My mum has always been a love letter writer. In our lunch boxes, on the kitchen bench and in little secret spots to remind us of her care.

In our technology saturated world, a quick text, a hurried email, a short status update, I believe we have lost the art of a intentional love letter. (Click Continue Reading to watch a great video by Hannah Brencher)

There is nothing better than receiving a stamp stained envelope in the mail with a note full of intention. One of my favourite times in the year is when I receive a letter from one of my compassion children from all over the world.

Here is a great video from TED about the art of writing letters to strangers:

This February why don’t you write more love letters. Ladies we can make an impact, even if we are a stay at home mum, covered in nappies and vomit. Take five and reach out to someone else.

Let’s combat the decay and depression with a spark of love.

Happy February

Amanda


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at www.amandaviviers.com and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.