Inspired by Sara’s letter

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What does it mean to write a letter to someone you’ve never met? How do you find the words, and what is there to say?

In the case of Sara, an anonymous letter writer, it seems she put pen to paper with the deep understanding that people everywhere share certain needs and desires; that we American girls aren’t so different from the Anchal artisans and that encouragement and support are fundamental gifts we all can give. But more than that, Sara sees the beautiful story of victory in the textiles produced by the women of Anchal, so in addition to encouragement, she gives praise for their wonderful expressions of hope.

Read on to discover Sara’s fabulous letter, and click here to see her blog post.

“Life is a beautiful gift. Our most cherished and lasting memories are stitched together with the murky moments, making a quilt of our past that we must display proudly–it shows how far we’ve come and how much strength we have in us to keep going. When we look back on the collection of events that make up our timeline, we should be able to count the blessings and be grateful for the challenges, be
grateful for the lessons we have received to carry with us, of the stories that we have to tell. Your story is an incredible one–it should be sewn into every square of the quilts you create so that someone will come to revel in it, so that it will spread into the world as a glorious victory. To me, your story is inspiring and I will carry it with me into the future as a beautiful sense of hope. Love, Sara.”

-Emily

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