I was thinking today that I haven’t made a concerted effort to Try Something New for a while. Being a firm believer in the good consequences of this practice, I thought I would go for sweet and simple today. While running errands throughout the day — everywhere I went, I left a little note of encouragement for someone to find.
I didn’t spend a lot of time coming up with an elegant message. I just scribbled an acknowledgement that the finder was doing a good job . . . that he or she was an important part of the grand scheme . . . that we all appreciate his or her smile . . . that life is good because he or she was in it . . . this sort of thing.
It might seem simple and I cannot even begin to imagine who found the little notes, but I do hope that whoever found them felt appreciated. That they felt as if their life is testimony to contributing and doing significant things. That they are visible to me, even though I can’t physically see them. That they feel the genuine sentiment behind the words of a stranger.
Life is a lively event and, some days, I really have to scoot to keep up with the flow of things — but these little notes took but moments to write. How about you? Do you want to join me in leaving an anonymous note or two? I am going to be in town again tomorrow, and it is my goal to leave at least three little notes.
As I was leaving Dr. K’s office today, I picked up a business card that was on the counter. The lovely person behind the counter said, “You should read what’s on the back. I love what it says.” I flipped the card over and this is what I read:
After a day of leaving notes, I felt as if this was such a sweet and pleasant thing to read.
My final note of the day for you, Gentle Reader: