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Feel Good Friday: Finding Lost Letters
Have you ever lost something important to you and then experienced the utter relief and/or joy that came with finding it? Well imagine misplacing something as sentimental as handwritten letters from your late mother. Rachel Degolia’s mom had died of cancer years earlier, but her cousin recently found a collection of letters written by Degolia’s mother, to her mother’s brother, from up to eighty years ago! These letters felt like a gift to Degolia, as they offered her a look at her mother’s young adulthood, something she didn’t end up finding the chance to ask more about. Degolia had lent these letters to her brother who took them on a plane home with him. Unfortunately, the letters were misplaced on the flight.
The good news is that an airline crew member found the letters and promptly put them in a “high-value” safe. The airline crew member was able to connect the letters to Degolia (despite her not being a passenger on the flight) and eventually found a phone number to reach her at. After receiving this good news, Degolia was in amazement and soon had the letters back in her own hands again. For the full story, you can visit the article here on Tank’s Good News.
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing have been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Remember to check back for our next Feel Good Friday!
Scarlett started as a volunteer with mindyourmind in 2012 and was a member of the staff team from 2016 to 2023. As a Psychology graduate from King's University College at Western, she is passionate about all things related to the subject and is a proud mental health advocate with lived experience.
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