This article was posted in The Atlantic back in 2015, but someone forwarded it to me the other day and it completely lifted my spirits. It also inspired me to add a Good News section to my web site. Yes, it is important to stay informed with what is happening in today’s world. At the same time, it is essential that we take breaks to acknowledge some of the good that is out there.
Quick Synopsis: In the city of Melbourne, Australia, trees were given email addresses so individuals could report problems that arose. Instead, the city was inundated with love letters to willows, oaks, elms, and more. The author of the article, Adrienne LaFrance, discusses how emailing a tree helps a person to establish a connection with an anthropomorphized object, and can be quite a delightful experience. It gives one the chance to practice gratitude, mindfulness, and appreciate the beauty of nature – all important components to wellbeing.
Not only did individuals write to the trees to thank them for providing oxygen, or for telling them how beautiful they are, but the trees often responded!
View the article and the cute, heart-warming messages, here.