We coordinate the Yellow Envelope Project because the world needs more shine. And because we know that nothing bad will ever come from filling someone's soul with words of gratitude; affirmations that his contribution to... Read More »
Yellow Envelope Project: Oregon
If you were sitting in the luncheon I was sitting the other day and listening to the representative from St. Jude's hospital rave about the $4.2 million dollars raised by the women of Delta Delta Delta then you too would know, these women are NO JOKE.
The principles they stand for, the commitment they have made, and the work they do is exactly what we are talking about when we talk about excellence in action. About what it means to shine.
So when one of those very same women contacts me less than 24 hours later to nominate someone for the Yellow Envelope Project, I sit up and pay attention.
Because birds of a feather flock together.
And we cannot afford to ignore the voices of other people who are also trying to power the planet with shine.
We need all the help we can get digging deep into our communities and finding the stand-outs. The people who, because of the way they live life, make their corners of the world better and brighter places to live.
Because recognizing the shine in just one more person ignites in her an energy to cultivate the shine of those around her. And that, my friends, is how we eventually reach all these small corners of the world and how we eventually power our planet with shine.
So get out your pens and yellow envelopes and prepare to send Jessica a short note. Here is some of what her nominator had to say:
“…One thing that makes Jessica shine is this natural glow she has and it always rubs off on the people around her, making everyone smile. It doesn't matter if you are Jessica's best friend or just someone in her class, she will go out of her way to just be nice to you and it seems like that is something that is very rare these days… She really knows how to use her strengths and create a great atmosphere that brings out the best of everyone around her. I truly believe that Jessica represents shine because she embodies all these things…”
I think I am going to use my note as a chance to thank Jessica for choosing nice over caddy or competitive. For choosing to bring out the best in others and not worrying that someone else might get more attention. For seeking respect not attention, because Jessica knows respect lasts longer.”
How about you?
Once your note is written do these four simple things:
Seal it in a yellow envelope (or a white envelope decorated with yellow markers or stickers).
Address it to the mailing address listed below.
Mark it with the words, “Yellow Envelope Project” in the top left hand corner, instead of using your return address.
Mail it sometime next week.
Now for Jessica's address:
340 NW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330