Reprinted with permission. This article first appeared on PositivelyPositive. Hannah Brencher is a writer, speaker, and creator pinning her passion to projects that bring the human touch back into the digital age. After spending a year writing and mailing over 400 love letters to strangers across the world, Hannah launched The World Needs More Love Letters in August 2011—a global organization fueled by volunteer “letter writers,” now in fifty states and forty-seven countries.
Thank you Hannah. I am working on a doctorate degree studying the effects of climate change on the food system and have become so depressed I've been seriously contemplating hanging it all up, knowing full well that I cannot go back to not knowing what I know. My only solution; to press forward through the morass of an incredibly complicated solution to come out the other side with some sort of answers that will help humanity adapt and enjoy the process. Our situation is to dire to give up. I've printed your manifesto and pinned it to the wall in front of my desk for easy and frequent reference. Keep writing Hannah, the world needs your vision!
Oh, my Hannah, you are a darling spirit and send out sparks of life to everything you touch, infusing all with your light, to share and dare others to share. On you, all goodness. Spark away. You have inspired even the oldish and worn-ish to remember what it's like to be one's real self in the world. It's nice to know you're alive on earth.
Thank you Hannah for sharing your beautiful view of the Possibilities within this world. Every line is a quote I adore. a fave: "Here’s to the ones who know their calling and that it’s greater than a
cubicle or a paycheck will ever be. A calling to be a light. To be a
lantern. To be a match in the darkness. A flashlight in the power
outage. A bright star in the sky of a night that lost hope." Here's to sharing our light. Love & Hugs from my heart to yours. You can bet I will continue to share this lil light of mine through Story, Hugs and Hope. <3