Love Letters

Dear you,

Happy to say that both of my bosses are back safe and sound from their volunteer trips to Guatemala! After an long productive day at work, I decided to turn back to the classics and cook up Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo pasta.

So simple yet so delicious!

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Everyone has their own way of preparing this meal and I like to cook everything separately. While I was preparing the pasta, I was also cooking the sliced chicken with alfredo sauce in one pan while I had the broccoli florets sitting in boiling water in another.

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For my side of vegetables, I diced up some red onions and tomatoes and mixed it with green lentil sprouts with a pinch of salt to taste. This delicious meal only takes 30 minutes to make!

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So what did I do on a quiet rainy night in Raleigh? I wrote letters to David, Carson, Sarah, Robert, Jodi and Joy. Who are these people to me? They’re strangers waiting for their love letters.

[Also sending a love letter to my future dentist, Sarah C., who’s about to sit down in the Southern Part of Heaven and take the DAT! Good luck, Sarah!]

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I have always enjoyed sending snail mail to my friends and family so why not spread the love to even strangers? The love letters went to people in California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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I subscribe to A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail and I receive colorful cards and stationary every month. As a fan of handwritten letters, it’s definitely something I look forward to when the first of every month rolls around.

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Still wondering how/where/why I am sending letters to people I don’t know? Read on. 

Meet Hannah
Courtesy of TED

Hannah Brencher, an extraordinary writer, believes in the power of a handwritten letter and started a global love letter writing organization, More Love Letters, that harnesses the power behind social media to write and mail love letters to individuals across the globe. Learn more about her and her story in her TED talk.

“The mere fact that somebody would even just sit down pull out a piece of paper and think about someone the whole way through, with an intention that is so much harder to unearth when the browser is up and the iPhone is pinging and we’ve got six conversations rolling in at once.”

Join me in sending love letters to the people who need it the most at 

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