It's a new blog/website called "Sending Smiles" and it is a way to spread some happiness and joy through the venue of the blogosphere. Brilliant, actually.
Here's how it works (copied shamelessly from their blog):
"It all started with a group of women who love to create. We swap our gifts seasonally and have enjoyed getting to know each other through the process. Recently, we gathered a few homemade gifts together to send a basket of goodies to NieNie, a fellow blogger who has inspired all of us and has been going through a rough time. An almost fatal plane crash, severely burned body and surgery after surgery to allow her to live the best life possible. She has lifted us with her amazing example of motherhood and hopefully we brightened her day with our gifts and love.
This was the beginning of a bright idea, to cheer up someone in need with little gifts, either handmade or store bought. We live in various parts of the U.S. sending smiles by mail.
Every month, we will feature someone who is in need of some support. If you would like to nominate someone for us to feature, please see the Nominations page.
I feel like this something small we can do to help lift someone's burdens. There is no profit or gain, just a sense of peace for giving and helping in someway with the talents we were blessed with. I hope to be able to touch many lives as we send our "smiles" to those in need of a little cheer and happiness!"
What an amazing idea, right?!? I totally believe that, though we can't possibly help every single person in need, we CAN make a difference for those in our sphere of influence. This is a great thing to be a part of, and I hope you'll check them out and become a part of this. Wouldn't it be amazing if this could spread like wildfire and touch the lives of hundreds...THOUSANDS...of people.
I know how much your comments make me smile and brighten even the gloomiest day. I can only imagine how a goodie in the mail might cheer up someone who is really struggling. Anyway, just thought I'd share this awesome site with you. Let me know what you think!