The challenge has been proposed, and I have accepted. Three hundred sixty-five hand-written letters to friends, family, acquaintances, and even a few strangers.
Unlike many endeavors, this is not merely a project to complete. No, this is a journey to release love. By taking the time to write out words of blessing, words of affirmation, words of care, I have the opportunity to defy fear and embrace vulnerability.
We hold the power of life and death in our words. And just because we aren't saying cruel things doesn't mean we are saying encouraging things. We withhold love when we have the ability to speak words of life and don't. When we keep silent, we hold love hostage.
I anticipate learning more about myself, about others, and about God throughout this process. At the end of 2015, I expect to have an increase in my soul's wealth. By giving love, I will gain.