I have been sitting on an idea.
It's nothing too earth shattering, but sometimes the most simple things are the most amazing and life changing. I hope with all my heart that this is one of those ideas.
I want to make a difference in people's lives. I think there are people out there like me that love to give but often don't know how, or don't have enough money, or can't because of family commitments etc etc. There are all sorts of reasons or excuses - whatever you want to call them - why it can be too hard.
Where it all began for me…..
It started a few years ago, cough cough, when I was in my early 20s. One of my favourite uncles was unwell with brain cancer. The whole family was suffering and it was generally shit times. Not much you can do for people when stuff like that is going on. Cancer can be quick and awful and it can be long, drawn out and awful… unfortunately it was the latter in this case. I decided to send cards every so often - just to let them all know I was thinking of them. Useless on the surface level, but came from a loving place nonetheless. It turns out, sometimes those cards in the mail made all the difference. It was a simple gesture and one that apparently will always be appreciated and never forgotten. A simple card can actually make a difference.
More recently, there was a story regarding a dad, Sheldon Gakowski in northern Queensland who was more than likely going to have his last birthday this August.The gorgeous family decided to celebrate Sheldon's birthday for the entire month of August. It was put out there that all they wanted was for anyone and everyone to send him a birthday card. So simple. So very easy to do. I popped a card in the post and wished him a cracking day, and by all reports it was well celebrated.
I love cards. I love any excuse to buy a card. I love snail mail giving and receiving. I love letters. I love positive quotes. I love random acts of kinds. I like giving. I like making people feel happy. I like simple gestures.
And so Card Bombers Anonymous was born. I like picturing someone receiving a love bomb… being blown away by love and kindness. I like the idea that its for people who need it. Please join up and tell your friends and family about it too. This is for young and old. This is a feel good story. This is something positive and easy.