Thursday, August 16, 2018

Smiles Around the World: An Angel Message

Last fall, I discovered a wonderful way to see the world from my mailbox. was just the ticket I was looking for.   Nine months later, my den door has been slowly transformed into a portal of international snail mail greetings from both near and far.  Maps from old National Geographic magazines added a worldly touch.  Rope, with postcards hung from wooden clothespins, framed the second door, giving my space the lure of a travel agency.

For fun, I asked postcrossers to share a favorite quote:

Cinthya from Indonesia:

"Not all of us can do great things.  But we can
do small things with great love."  Mother Teresa

Martina from Germany:

"You have to share your happiness to
multiply it!"

Elaine from the Philippines:


Gerry from The Netherlands:

"Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift
that's why it's called the present."

Tanja from Slovenija:

"Where there's a will, there's a way."

Yuki from Japan:

"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."
                               Dr. Seuss

Catherine from France:

"One sees clearly only with
the heart. What is essential is
invisible to the eye."
                        Antoine de Saint Exup`ery

Brad in the U.S.:

"Thinking is the best way to travel."
                        Moody Blues

Izan from Hong Kong:

"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't
change you."

Dima from Czech Republic:

"Life is either a daring adventure or
nothing at all."

Hanley from the Netherlands:

"There is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in."
                  Leonard Cohen

Zuzka from Czech Republic:

"You are never given a dream without
also being given the power to make it
true."    Richard Bach

Polina from Russia:

"I belong to quick, futile moments
of intense feeling.  Yes, I belong to
moments.  Not to people."
                      Virginia Woolf

Sondur from India:

"All the problems are stuck between
MIND and MATTER.  If you don't
mind. It does not matter."

Ieva from Lithuania:

"Everything passes.  Everything changes.
Just do what you think you should do."
              Bob Dylan song to Ramona

from China:

"Thick mountains could not
stop the river from flowing
into the sea."
          Ancient Chinese poetry

Annie from France:

"All the world is made of faith,
and trust, and pixie dust."
                           J. M. Barrie

 Christoph from Germany:

"We are angels with only one wing.  To be able
to fly we have to hug each other."

I look forward to the mail now, wondering what adventure will arrive from a new friend.  The 100th Anniversary of the Postcard, 1893-1993 recently crossed my path.  A reminder that's it never too late to giddy-up and send smiles around the world.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen