31 August 2019

#SendingSmiles


Something really special happened.

It might not seem like a lot, but it meant the world to me.

I was at my local post office, buying a round of stamps for my next batch of postcards to be mailed out.

I waited in line until it was my turn, and when I walked up to the counter I asked to purchase some stamps. Five sheets, to be exact.

The woman helping me from behind the counter seemed rather unhappy. I wasn't sure if it was me, or the line of customers before me. I asked her if she was okay and she said it was her coworker who was bothering her.

I let her vent for a minute, before asking her if she wanted to know why I needed five sheets of stamps.

As expected, she didn't seem to care much at first — but she asked why.

As soon as I told her I was buying stamps to mail out postcards signed by Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World to kids battling cancer, her face lit up. Her whole mood, her whole aura changed.

She asked about the initiative, and I got to tell her about why I love sending smiles to kids who need them the most.

I told her, "I know you're having a bad day. We all have them. (And we all have that coworker who bugs us!) But these kids are going through something you and I will never know — battling cancer at such a young age."

She couldn't stop smiling.

And that's my favorite part about this initiative. It brings joy and happiness to so many; from the recipient children and their parents, to the lovely woman at the post office. Postcards from Mickey can brighten anyone and everyone's day.

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