As the East Coast Program Manager for Lipstick Angels (www.lipstickangels.org), I work in hospital Infusion Centers with cancer patients and their families (as well as their care-givers) while they receive chemotherapy/radiation treatments. Our Mission at Lipstick Angels is to provide nurturing beauty support services to restore and strengthen the dignity, hope and self-esteem of cancer patients. Through touch, compassion and care, we create an intimate environment that fosters kindness, empathy, and support; contributing to recovery and nourishing the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
We gift our patients with Little Love Letters every single time we visit them at the hospital. The reactions they have to these small but mighty works of art and inspiring poems/quotations are never the same–but always so moving and heart-felt. We share Little Love Letters with our hospital staff, at special events and even with each other (in thank you notes, on Birthdays and “just because”). There’s truly a Little Love Letter for every occasion and one of the most wonderful aspects of Elizabeth’s Peaceful Revolution is that she can design a LLL specific to your organization or company! She created four different, gorgeously intricate “Lip Prints” exclusively for Lipstick Angels and our patients absolutely adore their colorful paintings/drawings and uplifting messages. One of the sweetest things I’ve witnessed is when a patient gifts another patient (or a Doctor, or a Nurse) with a Little Love Letter. In that poignant moment, I know Elizabeth’s Peace Revolution is alive and well–even inside a hospital’s Infusion Center. Thank you, Elizabeth!
“Thank you so much for adding me to this very special group and for sending the little love letters to me. I can hardly wait to start spreading love and joy tomorrow in southern Louisiana where we especially need it now. ?” Mona McManus
“I feel like an elite member of a team of doers of great things. They’re stunning. Gave my first one away. 96 degrees here today and my mail lady at work got one taped to a bottle of ice cold water that awaited her arrival. She got as far as the door, stopped, read it and said, “This is why I love you.” She’s never said more than a few words to me in three months but I see her work so hard. Gosh, this feels good.” Carol Baker
“Your timing was perfect. My package of cards arrived Wednesday I opened the envelope and felt a warm, cozy feeling, but didn’t get much time to look thru as my daughter stopped by to visit, so I put them aside. My daughter needed mom time (too much going on in life right now) and we talked for a while. As she was leaving, I showed her the package and pulled out a card to give her. It was perfect: Never give up on yourself and I will never give up on you. Promise. She took a few to hand out and loved being included. Thank you for starting this mission at this time, and allowing me to be a part of it.” Chris M.
“So much fun!! At the car mechanic, at the car dealership, farm stand, grocery store, pharmacy, pool, Tae Kwon do, friends, some slipped secretly, some given openly with love. Convenience store, nail salon, loved seeing the face of the guy who pumped my gas, hidden in bills for cleaning people, left for my wonderful handyman…..best part is putting them in inconspicuous spots and then watching from a distance! I feel like a voyeur, but also an angel!
I left some around my house for the roofers this morning! About ten, cause there were at least that many guys! When I left the house, was in my car in the driveway, I saw two of them finding them and showing each other, then they turned around and waved at me as I backed out!!” Jeannine Delaney Moylen
“I’m leaving some ☮&❤ @ my dear friend’s Jackie Cruz ‘s salon. My wish is that everyone who takes home one of these beauties is always surrounded by + energy in their lives.” Priscilla Hernandez
“Look what arrived??!! I’m so excited to place your Peaceful Revolution cards everywhere. A celebration of harmony is about to begin. Thank You?” Susan H.
“I brought my packet of love notes to our favorite coffee shop (books are everywhere here). I placed a card on the table behind me. A lovely woman sat down and eventually we started chatting. Later, she discovered the card and had her husband (who has the beginnings of Parkinson’s Disease) read it. She carefully placed it back where she found it. I had my computer up and came here, to your page and showed her your project…told her the card was meant to be hers. “Oh!” she said, “How can I participate?” Next, I realized that I had an entire extra packet of cards with me. I immediately knew they were for her. So now she has them and could not be happier. She said she doesn’t get out much, and that us meeting was a blessing.” Britton Swingler
“Going to the Jerry Garcia Symphonic show tonight in Central Park. Brought some cards with me. I’m sure they’ll love them.” Terese Russo-Santoro
“Gave one this morning to a friend who is really struggling with what to do next professionally! Then also left one at our table at the restaurant as we were leaving! It feels so good to be doing this.” Nancy Pryor Sully