Being the OCD person that I am, I always knew when they had visited while I was at work. I started leaving notes that might be a reminder of something or a really bad "poem" and Michelle would respond by leaving me notes or a really bad "poem". The note writing took place in an ordinary spiral bound notebook. Imagine my surprise when checking the note of the day that my other daughter left a note to us. It said, "I want to play too" Heather would frequently leave messages in Spanish. I don't read Spanish. I treasure that notebook so much. I think letter writing and note writing has become a thing of the past and I miss them very much. Teenagers do not sneak notes in class anymore, they text message. Remember the middle school notes, if you like me check yes or no? I sent my husband a note like that recently and he loved it! I love e-mail, haven't gotten the swing of text messaging, do not pretend to know all the abbreviated shortcuts for words, however, I still miss the joy of going to the mailbox and finding a card or note from a friend. I have gotten a wee bit slack in this area myself. I love, love the idea of leaving notes in menus, library books or some secret location. We never know what impact a simple, anonymous act of kindness will have on someones day. At the hope revolution website, you can download some samples of notes to leave or create your own. I suggest going there and reading about it and checking out the gallery. There was a project sending "hope notes" to girls in Rwanda. I wish I knew about that in time. There is no better way to improve your life than to brighten someone else's day. You can "be a light in the world no matter where you find yourself." Below are a few suggestions from the hopeREVO website, I am sure you can think of many more! Join me in spreading some cheer and hope through your city. Who knows, maybe I'll find a note myself!!!
No one can take the place of you.
You can be surprised by something wonderful.
Do something hopeFULL.
Go slowly and enjoy the journey.
Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
Do not waste today.
You are here.
It's ok to frolic.
Listen with an open heart.
Believe in your own happiness.
" I can do no Great things. Only small things with great Love." Mother Teresa