I Hope Something Good Happens To You Today

There are some days when I feel a sincere sense of weariness at the state of our world and I just want to find a small island in the middle of nowhere – one without internet or telephones – where I can fashion a small hut out of random sticks that will shelter me from the sun as I stare at the water for hours on end.

But then there’s reality.

Thursday was one of those days. By the afternoon I felt restless and spent and decided to run an errand in the hopes that a change of scenery would somehow shift my inner landscape. It worked. But not in the way I expected.

On my way to the store to pick up groceries, I pulled off the highway and came to a stop at a red light. The car in front of me was a small SUV with a message on its rear window that read:

“I hope something good happens to you today.”

It was such an unexpected surprise that I had to read it twice to be sure I was seeing clearly.

What a lovely thing to do, I thought to myself as the traffic started moving. Now, rather than imagining an island, I was dreaming of a world where strangers took the time to wish good upon others in simple, random ways. My daydream turned into a full-blown fantasy where tiny choices made by millions promoted peace, unity, and productive collaboration all over the planet.

That’s when I reminded myself that positive change starts with one individual so I went home, searched the internet for the vinyl decal and found it on amazon here. I ordered several for friends and family and put one on my car this morning.

There you have it. Something good did happen and now I pass the gift on to you!

I hope something good happens to you today, too!





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Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your LifeLife MakeoversStand Up for Your LifeThe Unmistakable Touch of GraceThe Art of Extreme Self Care, You Can Create an Exceptional Life with Louise Hay, and her new book, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife.

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