60 Postcards: Create. Share. Inspire.
Bringing you news once a week on the ongoing 60 Postcards journey (you can read a summary of the story here), and on Friday I share a story of an inspirational person, project or cause.
It’s a Friday eve and I have been sitting with my Dad in his Dorset home having a catching up. As I brought the Mac to write this post (with a wine by my side, naturally) I decided not to post about a new person, project or cause today. I have plenty stored and ready to share, but this one is a reminder of stories told before.
What is the definition of inspiration? “The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
My mother inspired me to create the 60 Postcards project. It was her kind nature, her zest for life, her selflessness and her love for her family that inspired me to create something to honour her. All of my family inspire me. The way they handled the toughest time in our lives and how they are so unique in their wonderful ways but how we work so well as a team when we come together.
It was through the development of my postcard tribute that encouraged me to explore other people’s thoughts and feelings on the matter of inspiration. On my trip to NYC last year I put Project Inspire in motion – asking people to hold a sign and tell me what inspires them. The results were eclectic and wonderful and included answers from my Dad and sisters, too.
My Dad always reminds me how much he loved this task. And it was encouragement from him to keep on that path of sharing inspirational stories that has resulted in me posting weekly about them.
I am going to take a look back at some of my previous posts. It may be a re-read for some and a first look for others – I just don’t want them to get lost in the online world. The people or projects discussed within them are all equally evocative, thought-provoking and will make you smile in admiration.
It was on a stroll around the West Village in NYC that I stopped in my tracks outside a hair salon as I saw what was written on the wall.
A book stall outside Kings Cross station was not all it seemed. From speaking to the girls running it, there was far more to it – including Harry Potter and a fantastic cause.
Leaving notes for strangers to find was something that I could relate to. When I heard about the mysterious Free Help Guy’s campaign, I had to get involved.
Just moments away from my house in Kings Cross lies a very wonderful vintage store run by a lady on a quest to complete a mission first started by her father.
A #Helpmob by the Free Help Guy was organised to help save little Margot who has Leukaemia and along the way I met a lady determined to create happiness through words and illustrations.
After Natasha was diagnosed with Leukaemia she was determined to create a personal support system for others in her situation.
A look at just how powerful and positive social media can be with three examples of campaigns by Team Margot, Stephen’s Story and Shake 4 Mike.
Tsunami survivors Rob and Paul create an awe-inspiring social enterprise, driven by their love for the wonderful parents they lost and a passion to help fellow orphans.
One beauty expert joins another on their business of bespoke skin care and treatments. “Women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer.”
So please have a read of the above when you can or save them for a rainy day, perhaps and make sure to spread the word.
Have a great weekend.