Found Love Letter
I was having one of those days. I don’t have them often, rarely actually. One of those can’t get any worse days. Good in the world felt outnumbered by the bad. I was losing my faith in humanity and was questioning just about every one of my choices. Have you ever had a day like this?
I was grumbling in my heart as I walked down the isle of the grocery store. I decided to cheer myself up with a Lara bar. As I scanned the choices for my favorite flavor I noticed a pink envelope in one of the boxes. The bright pink envelope had the words “This love letter is for you, yes, you!” written on the front in fancy cursive. As soon as I saw this sweet little note, my cup filled to the brim with hope.
I tucked the pink envelope into my pocket. The anticipation of having a moment alone to open the card felt like waiting for Christmas morning. But I kept my cool, putting the rest of the weekly needs in the cart -business as usual, knowing all along I held a cherished gift in my pocket. I paid the cashier, loaded my car and drove home. Simply knowing someone took the time to offer a gift to a stranger lifted and my mood to wonder-filled.
When I pulled into my driveway, I drew the card from my coat pocket. Opening it, I found these words:
The words could not have been more perfectly suited to me that day. It was what I needed to hear to heal my heart and my faith in the world. I keep this special gift from a friend I never met in a special place at home. Occasionally I come across it, and each time I feel the magic of these words filling my heart.
I have since made it a tradition to pass on words of kindness and love. I tuck notes inside of cups and bowls for sale at home stores, or leave them on benches and along the trail in parks. When I write love notes to pass along, I sit quietly and ask that the words I write find the right person. Sometimes I write an inspiring quote; other times words from my heart to remind that special someone that the world is still full of hope and love.
Over to you!
Has a stranger ever gone out of their way for you? Do you have a tradition of paying it forward? I would love to hear about it!