"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 29, 2016

Great read, great movement

I love this story! This book is a beautifully written memoir of how a young woman found her way through lonliness and depression, while living in New York City, by writing letters to strangers! 

It all started when sat next to a woman on a train whose life was obviously difficult. She was asleep and wearing men's workboots which were without laces. Hannah couldn't take her eyes off of her and then she decided to write her a letter of encouragement to hand her as she lef the train. But she was so involved in writing the letter, she missed seeing the woman wake up and make her exit.
At that moment she realized that people all around her needed love letters! She left that first letter on her seat for someone to find after she left.  And then she wrote more letters and left them in random places all around New York City.
She blogged about it and offered to write a letter to anyone who needed one and over two hundered people emailed her their story and their addresses. She shares how writing all those letters, changed her life and helped her find God and see the beauty in people.

If you would like to cheer others on in this thing called Life, which is often so painful, and remind them of how important and special they are, then maybe you would like to consider leaving some letters around your city! In library books, on subway seats, under rocks, on park benches...
Or help Hannah send them to selected people in need at

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writitng God, who is scripting a love letter to the world." ~Mother Teresa

"And I believe in a religion that doesn't sit pretty in the church so much as it rages beautifully when it's out on the sidewalks." ~ Hannah Brencher


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to get this for Ethan. He will be in NYC for college next year.