Now here’s a true heroine.
25-year-old Jodi from Britain does it because she understands pain and what it’s like to feel hopeless. Not many years ago, she herself was having suicidal thoughts after suffering a mini-stroke and a brain infection. This led her to having chronic fatigue syndrome, because of which she was unable to go out or work and lead a productive life. For her, being alive didn’t seem worthwhile any longer.
But she found a way. She realized if she helped others like herself it will not only give them the love and support they need, it will also make her feel good.
She started a project called One Million Lovely Letters on Feb. 5, 2013, whereby she asked people who needed some cheering up and love, to send her a line. She committed to respond to these.
“In the UK alone there are 62,641,000 people, in the whole wide world there are 7, 038,044 500, “she says. “The average person has 3 close friends and 19 “mates” so take that off and you are still left with seven billion thirty-eight million forty-four thousand four hundred and seventy eight strangers. And all of those strangers have at least one day where they could use a little lift.
So this is a call out. To every other person other than me on the planet - I’m going to write you a letter. A letter just to make the day a bit better or to remind you of the bloody amazing stuff about you that you’ve forgotten because we all forget once in a while.
If you would like a letter you can email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Send me your address and the reason why you need a little lift and I will send you a little hug in an envelope.”
Here are some of her ‘little hugs”
Now here is a genuinely kind and courageous woman with a brilliant idea to uplift so many people’s lives. She is no doubt an angel on earth elevating people’s pain and giving them something to believe in and keep on going.