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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