Truly, there could not possibly be a more fitting start to posting on Amor Bellator, than to showcase a remarkable young woman who wholly embodies and exemplifies the spirit of this blog at its core.
From her TED Talk, please view (and hopefully, enjoy) the following brief video of a personal mission that moved my soul, while inspiring me vastly, when I had privilege to stumble upon it one idle day. With great pleasure, I acquaint you with Ms. Hannah Brencher, in her own words:
… The reason for, passion in, and earnestness of her presentation hits me straight in the solar plexus. Every. single. time. Whew. Plus, how nervous and scared is she?? I just want to hug her tightly, and whisper “Breathe, honey… BREATHE…”
In the years since her onstage appearance, Ms. Brencher has:
- Quit her former day job, to embark on her new endeavor(s) full-time
- Written about her journey on her personal blog, Hannah Brencher
- Founded an organization, aptly entitled The World Needs More Love Letters
- Co-founded If You Find This Email, an online offshoot of her love letter campaign
- Been named an Official Spokesperson for the USPS, promoting the 2013 ‘Love’ stamp
- Written her memoir, If You Find This Letter, released in March of 2015
- Created her own line of all-in-one stationary, sold through Barnes & Noble
- Launched the writing/speaking/leadership training site, Hannah Brencher Creative
- Begun work on her second book, release date unknown at present time
So much enriching growth, change, service, and empowerment! All springing from the seeds planted since she first anonymously risked acting upon the stirrings of her heart. Had she resisted speaking publicly about her covert activities, the global movement borne out of her temerity might never have occurred. Staggers me to contemplate, right now.
Every individual has the exact capacity for service to the many within them. This, I believe with every atom of my being. That belief is but one facet of the germane purpose in beginning this online odyssey. In planting my own seeds, here and now, I hope to realize uniquely bountiful blessings for having the temerity to publicly discuss the stirrings of my heart. Thank you, Hannah Brencher, beyond thanks for being an integral reason and object lesson for me to make the leap. Intuition has been pushing me closer to the edge of doing this, for far too long. The time is now.
The Amor Bellator Legion needs foot soldiers who believe we are all One, and all connected, to join up. Who see too much darkness and evil in this world, to bear it even a moment longer. Who are willing to take up the fight for love, light, truth, faith, service, compassion, tolerance, inclusion, and higher purpose – amongst other ideals. It’s the only battle worth living for, in my opinion. To do so is ultimately up to you as individuals, of course. As for me, I am ALL IN, blog or no blog. For one far more comfortable following, than leading, this entire undertaking is paralyzing. Yet, I staunchly trust that faith will overcome fear; so I am putting myself out there on the front line, nonetheless.
Here goes nothing. Or, EVERYTHING…
In love and light,
P.S. As one good leap deserves another, I have finally –FINALLY- purchased note cards to begin randomly leaving my own Love Letters around my city. I came upon the following gorgeous card packs in Target last week, while browsing the dollar bins on a whim. Guess it was more of a “prompting”, seeing as I was inspired to acquire $40.00 worth of them! Basically, I can never face that cashier again…