The emergence of Lettrs reminds me of a State Department program started by President Eisenhower called "People to People". Reaching out across the globe to share ideas and experience. I spent several months in Kenya in 1980 building a sport program within People to People
Lettrs now allows the program to stay alive once again through the growth of modern communications. We all are now only a few seconds of time away from each other.
People to People once again!
My name is Jack, sometimes I am also known as Mr Jack by my new friends.
I used to spend my days laying in the hot sun, wondering where I was going to find my next meal, or some clean water.
I even lost a bit of my ear due to a fight over dinner.
My face has been really swollen for a long time, and sometimes it is tough to breath.
My life changed one day, when these new friends found me laying on a police officers deck.
They picked me up and I hung out with them all day while driving around helping other friends of mine.
I recently found out I have stage three mass cell tumour cancer, and that is why my face was so swollen and sore.
But please don't worry, my life has...
Dear Drew Bartkiewicz,
The thing I'll miss the most is knowing that the guys in the locker room are all we had. There were no trades or cuts for us. So we knew that we had to win with what we had and that made us fight for one another that much more! Great question!
Ps I love seeing Anthony up in the corner for my stamp! That's awesome!
Dear Sports fans,
Growing up, sports played a fundamental role in my development as an individual and helped me cultivate a strong set of values. Kindergarten through fifth grade, I attended a very small school; my whole class consisted of 20 students. This made it hard to meet new people, baseball was huge in helping me break out of my shell so to speak. Playing baseball taught me how to deal with pressure and how to lead a group of people without elevating yourself above them. Most importantly it taught me not to fear failure rather to embrace it. As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” There is no sport which that quote i...
I just found out today that one of my close friends is going to need surgery soon to remove a tumor. Luckily it is only benign, but it is still a scary situation.
I hope everything goes well and I can't wait to play soccer again with him.
Good luck Mo.
School is coming to an end, the weather is getting warm, and the skies are getting more blue.
This is my favorite time of the year, and I couldn't be more happy.
Summer is close, and I think everyone is excited!
No worries, no commitments, and just time to relax.
I hope everyone ends this year strong, and enjoys a great start to their summer!
Te fuiste pero te dejaste olvidadas mis ganas de ti.
Duermo y despierto con ellas cada mañana pero más me gustaría que seas tu el que duerme conmigo.
Las ganas de ti me absorben, me devoran, me consumen peor que a ti los cigarrillos.
Las ganas que me has dejado, no sé qué hacer con ellas.
Buscare aguas de otras fuentes para apagarlas de alguna manera, aunque extinguirlas jamás.
Ganas de abrazarte con mis piernas y acariciar tu espalda.
Ganas de reír a carcajadas en tu boca a lo largo de besos robados.
Ganas de llenar de labial tus mejillas y encontrar tus ojos en búsquedas del tesoro.
Todavía quiero perder guerras en tus territorios si los bombardeos que recibiré serán tus besos.
Thinking about the past few months
I feel regret. Oh the shame.
In hindsight, I see I was wrong.
I should have known better.
I should have thought things through.
Now that things are different
I can change. I can grow.
I am free...free to learn from the past.
Condemnation still tries to follow
But I have to get it off my back!
My mistakes surround me.
But I know I need to get control.
Life is full of hurt and confusion
But there is time for healing.
This is my time. It has to be.
Not much of a poet; just spitting out thoughts in some awkward poem-like manner...
Dear Drew Bartkiewicz,
Thanks for the thoughts. Yep, two young souls wondering where the next speed trap is!
Only 400 miles to home base.
Yes we argue,
Yes we fight,
But we always cuddle up in bed at night.
Yes we hurt,
Yes we cry,
But we always stay at each others sides.
Yes we smile,
Yes me laugh,
We know we love each other when we look into each others eyes.
One of the best discoveries on lettrs is this: what starts as most personal can become the most universal, if we stick with our instincts and intuitions to do what's right.
With over 2 millions letters delivered and 700 million minutes written the medium of the personal letter, the original, has been reimagined with all of you.
Some days are harder than others,
Some days everything seems to fall into place,
Some days you wake up and feel God's glory all around you,
But some days you don't, nothing goes the way you want, and that's when you have to believe and trust Him the most. He always has a plan.
Here you go,
Everything I have.
I give you my heart,
My sweat, blood, and tears.
I run, jump, dive,
Sacrifice my body, health, and time
Rain or shine,
I’m out there.
I don’t want to be.
But this game,
It’s part of me.
Day after day,
The game beats me down.
Kicking mud in my face
Destroying my confidence
But I refuse to stay down,
To give up, to fail.
No instead I push harder
Run that extra sprint,
Stay that extra twenty minutes.
Knowing that come game time,
I will rise to the top.
I will be the winner.
I will defeat the game.
- Sheridan Myers
Dear Greg Kagan,
I appreciate it ! I have to go in and earn it !
Dear Greg Kagan,
I appreciate your support bro! Go Huskies forever!!
As I sit here and write this Lettr to you while I'm away pursuing my dream, I can't thank you enough for the strength and guidance you instilled in me through my life. Without your constant love and direction I wouldn't be the man I am today. I am blessed to be able to have you as my mother. I love you with all my heart.
Thank you for being there when I need you the most.
Thank you for understanding me when others don't.
Thank you for believing in anything I choose to do.
I love you & Happy Mother's Day
Your only Son
Happy Mothers Day to you, for you are a very special woman that I hold dear to my heart. I thank you for all of your love, effort, and sacrifices. I appreciate you for pushing me to do better-be better. Whenever I doubted myself, you granted reassurance, comfort, and wisdom. For that I say, thank you and I love you!