Last year, at the end of the Month of Letters, I did something I'd been thinking of doing for a couple of years . . .
I signed up for Postcrossing.
In the past year, I've sent 37 postcards (40 - after 3 more go out today!) out to random Postcrossers around the world -- and I've received 39 postcards from other random Postcrossers in return.
It's really fun . . . to open your mailbox and discover exotic stamps and friendly messages and lovely cards from strangers all around the world.
It makes the world seem a whole lot smaller, y'now?
And it gives me a chance to be an ambassador of the United States -- to show strangers around the world that the people of the U.S. are friendly, conversant, and care about reaching out beyond our own borders. With every postcard I write, I have a tiny little space to send a message of personal kindness and goodwill.
And . . . the stamps are just awesome!