Sunday, 28 April 2013

The world needs more love letters

Today I led a retreat for students from University of Leeds Buddhist meditation society, and as part of the day we were inspired by an article I read recently about someone in New York who felt lonely and started writing random love letters and leaving them in public places for strangers to find. I think this is an awesome idea! Here's a link to the article in Positive News (another great idea)

Some of the students who wrote love letters were reluctant to share what they had written because of an idea of rejection from the finder, but I'm definitely of the opinion that the right person will find the letter, the one who really needs it, we just have to trust! And it may just make the day of a total stranger that much better.

Here's what I came up with-

Because the world needs more love letters
I am writing this for you.
You are a miracle
and the world is a better place for you being in it.
The stars shine brighter,
the wind blows more gently,
the rain falls more softly,
and the sunbeams dance more playfully
because of your presence.
Your smile is a gift that lights up the world.
Pass it on.

Love does not grow if it is kept contained,
hidden from the light
or undernourished.
Love needs to be declared,
to be out in the open,
to be passed around like a luminous ball
that will dull if it stays in one place for too long.
I am expressing my unconditional love for you
through this random love letter.
It found you because it recognised
a heart that needed a virtual hug.
And you found it because the love in your heart
is ready to be expressed.
Let it be rattled from the rooftops,
bounced off the buildings and
shouted through shop doorways

© 28 Apr 2013

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