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.