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I am a pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. -Mother Teresa

Friday, June 10, 2011

How It All Began

I graduated from college this year, & now I'm picking blueberries. I love it! However, in about a month, all of the blueberries will be picked & I won't be starting classes in the Fall. If I am then forced to get a boring job, I wanted something bigger to work on besides that.

I thought about writing a book from my journals because that's something I already have, they just need to be typed & edited. As I'm typing this, I have 15 journals completed from the beginning of high school through college.
14 of my 15 completed journals
(the 15th is in one of my boxes that I still haven't unpacked from college)
under the big, beautiful tree in my mom's yard.
I love writing beneath a tree (or on its branches!)

Just sifting through them all to find something that others might find interesting would be a daunting task. Yet I feel like they could be much more useful if people read them. And, as my little brother pointed out, if I type them, I can do a keyword search to find certain stories. They'd be much more manageable. Still, typing them or posting pictures of them will be a better experience if I'm sharing them instantly on a blog little by little rather than on a file on my computer that no one will ever read. Not only will sharing them this way give me a reasonable goal, but it will also encourage me to know that they could be helping others.
My stashes of letters. :)

Because I also have boxes of letters, I thought it would be fun to scan & post one every week. I love all the different handwritings I've received & hope this blog will encourage you to write more letters to brighten someone's day.
All of these are from my sister! I have more,
but these are the ones she sent while I was in college.

Just seeing how many letters my mailbox will hold. :)
This is a lot, & it's not even close to full!
If you'd like to help fill  my mailbox, write me at
P.O. Box 254
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Lastly, I know that some of my journal entries & letters will be too personal or boring to share in full, but if I think parts of them are entertaining or helpful, I'll type them instead of scanning them. Plus, my handwriting can be sloppy & my grammar terrible because I don't take the time to make it perfect! :)

Thanks for joining me on this journey. I hope you enjoy!


  1. I love it, Meg Meg!! This is the cutest blog idea ever! Makes mine seem so boring! ha! :)

  2. Thanks, Aud Aud. That means a lot to me! But yours is definitely not boring. I love your WILW thing, & the Pour Some Summer On Me. You'll have to let me know when something cool like that happens again! :)

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  4. This is an excellent idea. Although I am often too lazy to write handwritten letters or journal entries, I do appreciate them--and for the same reason that I don't think I will ever own a Kindle. Concerning both books and letters, there is something of the person on the page that can never be detected on a computer screen. With a book, it is the subtle signs that it has been read--a bent page corner, a salt water stain, a pressed flower between the pages. With a letter, it is the paper itself that has been touched by the hand of the writer, the handwriting, the ink--even the mistakes--that make it unique.