“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie
The world is what you make it. And at the Postcard Collective, we choose to construct our world around our connection with other human beings because humanity can only prosper through unity. Let’s be honest - there is a lot of anger, hate, and violence in the world that is driving humanity apart. And it’s really easy for us to fixate on our differences instead of what we all have in common.
We’d like to offer a simple solution to our age of isolation: gratitude. Taking a moment to be grateful for the good things in your life increases the production of “feel good” chemicals in your brain, which in turn allows you to override your negative thoughts. The more you practice gratitude, the more automatic it becomes.
You now have the opportunity to express your own gratitude, and remember that humanity is something to cherish. Perhaps you can even inspire others to follow your example at the same time. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make a 4x6” work of art that answers the question:
What are you grateful for?
Your answer can be simple or complex; universal or specific; shallow or deep. You can keep it anonymous or put your name on it. All we ask is that you are honest and sincere in your response.
All human beings are eligible to participate, and may submit as many postcards to the project as desired - daily, weekly, monthly, or just once.
All submissions will become part of the Postcard Collective’s permanent collection. We will curate the postcards we receive and exhibit them on our website.
To be included in this project, postcards must contain the following information on the back:
- “I am grateful for _________” (fill in the blank)
- SINCERELY YOURS
- Anything else you wish to share with us. Please only include information that you want the rest of the world to see.
Send postcards to:
The Postcard Collective
P.O. Box 17148
Tucson, AZ 85731