You would think that the external factors have everything to do with your happiness (especially nowadays!). But did you know that each of us is responsible for 40% of our own happiness? And I don’t mean those bursts of spontaneous short-lived happiness-es, but rather the permanent kind, the one that colors your entire life (well, not purple necessarily..) I din’t think so either.
Sarah’s grandmother Florence was close to turning 100, so Sarah asked her family and friends to write letters to Florence using FromABirdie website. After a few weeks, she had a magnificent collections of letters celebrating Florence’s remarkable life. At FAB, we generated a book containing all the letters, notes, photographs and drawings, and sent it to our printers in Massachusetts who then bound it into several hardcover copies. Imagine Florence’s delight when her family presented her with this surprise gift full of love and admiration on her birthday. What a wonderful way to celebrate life of someone you cherish!
Did you know that you can request a greeting from POTUS for a special occasion, such as birthday anniversary for those turning 80, and for veterans turning 70, for wedding anniversaries, and for a number of other special events?
Sincerely yours, Agustin and Anita, recently talked to ABC40/Fox news about how we started FromABirdie, and where we are hoping to be headed.
Recently, The Daily Hampshire Gazette run an article about FromABirdie. Thank you to the Gazette for this opportunity to showcase our growing business and a unique idea behind it!
Amherst business uses Internet technology to promote the art of letter-writing
On May 25th, FromABirdie delivered 112 books, 1902 letters, and 3314 pages to the teachers and staff at the Noor Ul Iman (NUI) school’s Staff Appreciation Lunch in NJ. The books of letters were coordinated by the extraordinary NUI PTO members. We are so thrilled and grateful to have had this opportunity, and hope to work on many future collaborations with PTOs and PGAs everywhere!
I read a handout on a recent prescription and was warned of the following side effect: having a false sense of well-being.
Could be me. Seriously. How do I know if that good feeling I’m feeling is actually false? Will my good friends tell me? Isn’t that feeling a good thing? Is it optimism? Is it courage? false in terms of what? in terms of whom? If I believe it, it isn’t true? What facts will prove my sense of well-being is false, not true? I’m trapped in dualistic thinking, a side effect of reading prescription labels. Continue reading “A Possible Side Effect: Having a False Sense of Well-Being”
Today we want to share two recent academic papers that give backing to the ideas behind FromABirdie.
The first one, “Expressive Writing and Wound Healing in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial” describes an experiment in which adults, after undergoing a biopsy that left a wound, were asked to spend 20 minutes a day writing either about their emotions or about regular time management needs. After just 11 days, 76% those who had written about emotions had the wound healed, compared to just 42% of the other group.
We just sent out to our printer an order for over a hundred of albums of letters – our biggest to date! Each book is unique, and is comprised of thank you and adoration letters to teachers in Philadelphia written (and drawn!) by their students and students’ parents. We will have these books delivered to the recipients just on time for the Teacher Appreciation Day at the end of May!