Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Greetings Across the Sea

     A few times this year I've written about a great site called PostPals.  It's based in England and is a site that supports children with serious illnesses by letting them know that people are thinking of them.  Through the site, you can read about particular youngsters and e-mail them, write them, or send them gifts. For privacy reasons, the e-mails and letters go to a forwarding address and then they're sent on to the patient.  Today I chose to write to a cute 6-year old girl named Lydia.
     It seems that Lydia has had one serious disease after another since she was born.  And now she is fighting a significant brain tumor as well.  It's hard to even fathom what these children and their families goes through as they battle the enormous challenges they face on a daily basis.  If receiving a caring note from a stranger across the sea can brighten their day just a little bit, it's the least I can do.  

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