Catherine Gracey

Living Life, One Misadventure At A Time.

Mission: One Kind Deed For Today

on November 23, 2012

The pen is mightier than the sword. I always took this to mean that words can wound more deeply and for longer than anything physical. Lately I have realised there is more to it than that; words have the power to heal, shelter and love, which the sword can never do.

A good friend of mine, Mandi, is the sort of person who goes out of her way for other people. She’s constantly involved in fundraising for various charities, and the amount of effort she puts in is unbelievable. She works at several educational venues as a volunteer, and pours her passion into this work.

Whenever her friends have a birthday, she bakes them a cake. She used to work as a baker, so they taste pretty good. For weeks she will find small trinkets to make her friends smile when they open the gift. Making other people feel special is what it’s all about, and she really goes above and beyond to achieve that.

What does she get in return? Not a lot.

Mandi’s birthday is coming up soon, and it’s one of those significant milestones. This is a very unfortunate time of year to have a birthday. It tends to get lost in between all the other holiday events, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone is focused on a long list of errands and seasonal demands. Most of her friends spend her birthday out of town with their families, which means there are few people around to create that special feeling for her.

Every year, Mandi would organise her friends around the world to send postcards for her grandmother’s birthday. This tradition has unfortunately stopped with her grandmother’s passing, but today I’m asking you to please help me revive it for Mandi’s birthday.

Please buy a postcard and send Mandi a happy birthday wish. You don’t have to say much, just a few words to let her know that there are people in this world who are willing to reach out and care. Together I hope we can help restore the balance of kind deeds performed and returned.

Postcards for Mandi

Please send a happy birthday postcard to Mandi at this addres.

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