I found a treasure today. I found it on my train journey home. I made a stop over, caught the next train, nestled myself in one of the seats, grabbed my laptop from my bag and folded down the little table from the back of the chair in front of me.
And there it was. Stuck between the table and the chair: an unexpected heart warming little present. Colourful words scribbled down on a piece of paper.
I read it and I smiled, with a huge smile. I nearly welled up a little too. In the first place because the message was so positive and happy and I loved the idea that someone took the effort to place it here to make my day a little bit better.
But in an even bigger way it felt like the universe was giving me a huge high-five. Just this week, I have started passing out the first batch of my 1000 folded origami cranes to strangers. The project is very dear to me, yet sometimes I feel somewhat alone in my attempt to follow through on my crazy ideas. Sometimes I feel like others don’t care. And this, this was like I bumped into a crazy fellow partner in crime with whom I shared a desire to spread the love in this world with crazy ninja-like love-spreading actions. I instantly felt such a strong connection with this person: a person who I have never met and probably never will. The silent train compartment was filled with a loud exhilarating cheer that only I could hear, which encouraged me in my past, present and future actions.
I could have taken any other train, carriage or seat and I wouldn’t be writing this post. But the unlikely coincidence that this particular note reached me makes me very happy and thankful. Thank you stranger. Thank you for spreading joy, hope, happy thoughts and inspiration. I love you. I really really do.