A Unique Way to Encourage your Child (or any Child)

Do you have a child in your life in need of encouragement? There’s a young girl in England who would love to help! Beginning at the age of 6 months old, Leanna spent much of her life in the hospital, fighting cancer twice. Her response to her personal trials was to help other kids who were facing difficult circumstances. She began a non-profit with the goal of brightening up the day of the children who are going through tough times.

Leanna does something rarely done anymore. She sends handwritten letters of encouragement. The effect is amazing!

Anyone can nominate a child or teen, between the ages 0-19 years to receive a Daisy Letter. When I heard of Daisy Letters, I went to Leanna’s site and nominated our daughter, Emily. Emily was really struggling with what was happening with her dad’s cancer. Having Asperger’s only added to the difficulty of expressing her emotions in a healthy way. I could see that she was very sad, but I didn’t know how to reach her. I filled in the online forms explaining why Emily could use a dose of encouragement. A few weeks later, a letter arrived from the UK. Emily looked at it with wonderment. Who could have sent it?

A few weeks later, a letter arrived from the UK. Emily looked at it with wonderment. Emily wondered, “Who could have sent it?” as she examined the letter with international postage. I don’t know what Leanna wrote, but it meant a lot to Emily. She had an extra bounce in her step after that. She still has the letter sent across the sea, by another girl her age, who she has never met, but who cared enough to write.

Leanna says, (in her beautiful British accent) “I know how hard it can be struggling with illnesses, or being in hospital for long periods of time, or having a bad day where life is tough. I would have loved to receive a letter to encourage me, and so I want to be able to do this for other children and teenagers. A handwritten, personal letter can mean so much to the recipient, and with words of strength, encouragement, and care, I want to bring a smile to people’s faces and hopefully brighten up their day.”

She is certainly succeeding! If your child, or a child you know could use that kind of encouragement, go to Daisy Letters to nominate them.

If you’d like to help Leanna, you can donate stationary, envelopes, or money to be put towards stamps, and ink cartridges. Send her a message in the reply section on her site, letting her know you would like to help. She will respond, letting you know the best place to send your donation.

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4 comments on “A Unique Way to Encourage your Child (or any Child)

What a wonderful thing to do! Definitely passing this on and considering nominations for a letter.

This is completely off the subject–I just purchased your book, I can’t wait to read it. The idea that you’re a young mother homeschooling your kids with a sick husband–I don’t know how you do it. I need to read the book to see where that strength comes from. If you’re having a blog hop anytime soon, let me know so I can join.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m excited for the launch of your book, To Hunt a Sub, as well. I love your writing. Congrats!

Awesome! Leanna is so inspiring. Getting a letter from another kid who has been through tough times is so uplifting for a child. Bless you!

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