Hope Notes

My life is currently engulfed in an experience called Mondo Beyondo. It is a 5-week online course led by Jen and Andrea that teaches the art of dreaming big.

Today, I was asked to go on a “secret mission” to put something good out into the world. My equipment? Little pieces of orange paper with happy messages written on them. The task? To leave these messages in public places for someone else to find.

I decided to tuck my son into his stroller and travel my neighbourhood looking for places to leave my hope notes. The first one I left was next to the ignition of my neighbor’s scooter. It was fun to later watch him discovering the note just as I was arriving home. He called his wife outside to see it and they both giggled over the message that said, you can trust this dream.

A few other hiding places were: above five doorbells,

in a fence,

and on someone’s walkway.

While delivering these hope notes, I wondered who would discover them and if it would make them smile, laugh, gasp, look around, roll their eyes or call a friend. Witnessing the couple with a scooter in complete delight over their message made me think that perhaps I had achieved my mission to put something good out there.

Hopefully, everyone else enjoyed receiving their hope notes too!  But, of course, it doesn’t really matter if they didn’t because the delight for me was truly in the delivery.

And that’s why, this week, hope notes are one nice thing.

To read about someone else’s fabulous hope note adventure, visit Hula Seventy. And for further inspiration, you can read The Guerilla Art Kit.

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6 Replies to “Hope Notes”

  1. Hey There,

    I saw that you came over to my blog and now I see that you’re taking Mondo Beyondo. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your journey and new community!

    -Kristina

    1. Hello Mondo Beyondo Friend! So nice of you to write. I can’t remember exactly how I ended up at your blog, but I loved the Mondo Behindo post. I can totally relate. Happy dreaming!

  2. I love this idea of leaving notes! I can totally see you doing this. What a great idea to spread some joy and excitement to other people. So often we are consumed with ourselves and our own lives so it’s wonderful to step outside of our own lives and do kind things for others, even strangers!

    1. Thanks so much, Myra! It astounds me, though, that whenever I try to do something nice for someone else, I feel that I’m the one walking on air afterward. So fun.

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