Dear World…

What would you say to a million people?

Everyday I receive an email from a random person in the world. How? A little idea called Listserve {my friend Derek had tweeted it out ages ago and I signed up!}. Now over 17,000 people have signed up and once a day someone is chosen to email the very global distribution list.

There are no rules. You can write about anything you want. Some are sad, others are happy, most are hopeful.

If your email address is selected, you have 48 hours to come up with what you want to say to the world. Use it as therapy — or an opportunity, it doesn’t matter.

Today I received this from Alex:

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Don’t expect anybody to fix the things that are in need to be fixed.
Look for people that shares your passion and get to work together.
You can change the world.

It brought a smile to my morning. The majority of emails I get through Listserve brighten my day. They are diverse, challenge me and often confirm the fact that we’re not alone in this big bad world.

There are a whole pile of people in exactly the same place as you. Truth.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. 

Spend time doing what you love. Surround yourself with people you care out. Always be thankful. Live in the moment.

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  1. Blurb My Enthusiasm September 1, 2012

    I love this! I’m signing up today – a little brightening to my mornings is always welcome,

  2. doniree September 1, 2012


  3. doniree September 1, 2012

    Wait, can I? How can I get in on this? :)

  4. Jillian Walker September 16, 2012

    Yes you can! Sign on up!

  5. Jillian Walker September 16, 2012

    They have been fantastic this week. Hope you’re enjoying!

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