A few months back I was shopping at the grocery store. I came out to my truck to find that there had been a note left in the window. "Great..." I thought. "Someone hit my vehicle and left a note." But, resorting to my 3+ rule (where if I find myself experiencing something negative, I immediately think of three positives to replace and overpower it) I thought to myself, "Well, at least they left a note." As I got closer to my truck I could read what was written on the envelope:
I looked around as if I was on some hidden-camera show. I pulled the envelope off my window, put my groceries in my truck and climbed in. I took a few minutes with the note in my hand, just looking at it, confused. Again, I looked around as if I was the victim of some kind of strange prank. Then I opened it...
I was really taken aback by quite literally. I felt pushed back out of everything that was going on around me and allowed a moment to receive someone's pure unselfish and humble gratitude. I went on to look up Natalie's blog (#NothingButLoveNotes) and was deeply moved by her inspiration and her stories of sharing her genuine love for others around the valley. She is a leader of love in our community. Unsung. Humble. Genuine.
There are too few instances where love shines through. I hope that I can show people the love I have for them, the way Natalie inspires others to do, if only for a moment.