It's been interesting reading the responses to the recent post 'philosophising' ... about acceptance of / coping with / putting a positive spin on some the challenges that life throws at some of us.
so today I thought I'd point you all the in the direction of one of the links over there in the sidebar that you may have missed - the link to The Postcard Project.
I think I first saw mention of this on Bell's blog, and being interested in postcards, it piqued my interest.
Once I got over there, I discovered a wonderful, inspirational, positive individual named Beth, who despite the fact that she's terminal and needs to use a wheelchair, has made it her goal to send postcards to all those who would like her to. I think most of us would understand if Beth was a bit p****d at the lot handed to her [ and seeing she's human, I'm sure that some days it's hard to summon up all that much of a positive outlook ]
but it seems to me that Beth rarely allows herself to be bogged down in misery
instead she brings joy to others.
I could have asked for a postcard for myself - she says that you don't have to be disabled to ask - but instead I asked her to send one to David as he rarely ever gets mail unless it comes from Centrelink [ Social Security ]
THIS is what arrived [ I've obscured the postal details ]
not just a postcard but stickers and stamping - a little work of art
Whether your preferred version of Joy to the World is the Christian Christmas Carol, or the Hoyt Axton version made famous by Three Dog Night, I'm sure that you will agree that there are some folks out there who make the world a happier, sunnier place ... who quite literally bring JOY to the world.
Beth is one of 'em.
Today I posted off a package to her containing some Aussie postcards and some stickers that I'm hopeful will help her to keep on spreading the joy