Chain Email.  Collective Exchange. "Please send an encouraging note ..." Copy to 20 friends BCC (Blind Copy) within 5 days.   US, 2016.
From: **** (WFH)
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:34 PM
To: Dan VanArsdale
Subject: Chain email

Dan, For your collection.

From: Mary *****  <******>
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM
To: (WFH)
Subject: Chain email

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Janet ***** <*****>
Date: Feb 16, 2016 4:34 PM
Subject: poem/quote

Dear friends,
This is supposed to be a collective, constructive, and hopefully uplifting exchange.  It's a one-time thing and I hope you will participate.  I am sending this to friends and family I think would be willing to participate and would make it interesting.  

Please send an encouraging note to the person whose name is in position 1 below (even if you don't know him or her).  It should be a favorite text verse/ short poem/meditation/quote/artwork etc. that has lifted you when you were experiencing challenging times.  Please don't agonize over it. 

1. Amy *****

2. Janet *****

After you've sent the brief message etc. to the person in position 1, and only that person, copy this letter into a new email.

Move my name and e-mail to position 1, and put your name and e-mail in position 2.  Only my name and your name should show in the new email.  Send it to 20 friends BCC (blind copy).  Please send within five days, if possible.  It’s fun to see where they come from.  Seldom does anyone drop out because we all need new inspiration.  The turnaround is fast, as there are only two names on the list, and you only have to do it once.
Best, Janet  

P.S. The note I got said: "Yes, this is a chain letter. But I ran into someone farther up the chain, and she said that--despite the fact that she hadn't responded to one of these things in 20+ years and was totally skeptical/irritated when she got it--it has actually been really lovely to get the poems. Give it a whirl.”  So here we are.

Received from a friend (WFH) on Feb. 18, 2016. Another example of the "Collective Exchange" or "Great Quotes" email chain. See two other entries dating back to 2014. Entered by DWV, 2-16-2016.


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