Poverty of Loneliness and Mother Teresa



“Sending love letters is tangible proof of a love that is growing and alive.”  From “Send Me Some Love In The Mailbox.”

This week a dear friend of mine in her eighties passed away.  She helped me through some very difficult times in my life.  I am so grateful to have her letters filled with her words of love and encouragement to remember her by.   I drew strength from her words in the past and I can again, any time I wish to reread her letters to me.

My mission in writing this beautiful, romantic, graphic book is to visually remind people to take the time to reconnect with those you love on a personal level through sharing your heart and thoughts through letters.  I encourage buying this book and giving several copies away, so that every time you pass it on your coffee table, you’re inspired to break through that wall of technological isolation, and send a real letter.

With the convenience of texting and emailing, we are losing the personal interaction between people that keeps hearts connected and thriving. How often do we hear stories of families where each member is busy with their electronic gadget in their corner of the home and there is very little true communication at a heart level between family members?  People are always amazed at how they reconnect during a power outage!   Whenever we write a real letter from the heart, it is a way of reestablishing this connection between ourselves.

A relationship is either growing or its dying.  Writing real letters helps keep the relationship growing and real love expressed in the written words warms the heart and builds connection.

I found this quote by Mother Teresa from “A Simple Path”  which expresses this beautifully:

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved and uncared for.

We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love.

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality

There’s a hunger for love, but there is also a hunger for God.”

Spread a little love – send some real letters to the people you love and the ones you know who live alone!

Your friend, Cherie

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