My names Jodi Ann Bickley, I’m 25.
One million lovely letters is something I’ve been working on since I was eleven. Ever since Ms Wrights Science Class in Year 7 I have been leaving people notes. In between text books, on buses, in libraries and as I got older in pubs, restaurants and as I got a little older in doctors surgeries and hospital beds - anywhere I thought that maybe someone might need a little bit of cheering up, reassurance or just a reminder that actually they are pretty lovely. It’s never been a “thing” – just something I’ve done. I think everyone deserves to know that they are thought of and they are loved. Even if it is by a complete stranger.
This is where my idea for One Million Lovely Letters has come from. Although I hope every little note I’ve left someone, somewhere has reached someone who needed it – I’m pretty sure some may have fell too far down the side of the bus seat. In the UK alone there are 62,641,000 people, in the whole wide world there are 7,038,044,500. The average person has 3 close friends and 19 “mates” so take that off and you are still left with seven billion thirty-eight million forty-four thousand four hundred and seventy eight strangers. And all of those strangers have at least one day where they could use a little lift.
So this is a call out. To every other person other than me on the planet - I’m going to write you a letter. A letter just to make the day a bit better or to remind you of the bloody amazing stuff about you that you’ve forgotten because we all forget once in a while.
If you would like a letter you can email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Send me your address and the reason why you need a little lift and I will send you a little hug in an envelope.
On the days I’m good to go out I’m going to be leaving more letters on my travels and around my hometown (Birmingham, UK).
Heres to letter number one.
P.s. You can now order One Million Lovely Letters, the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Million-Lovely-Letters-Jodi-Bickley/dp/1444754785