here is a note i left in my shopping cart at the grocery store last night. this was actually one of my favorite submissions from the free encouragement project, and i thought it would be a fun message for a disgruntled cart boy or stressed out shopper to find.
i found this passage from miranda july's book no one belongs here more than you on the blog positively present. i started reading this book (which is actually a series of short stories) a while back, but never got into it. i guess i didn't get to this part...
"do you have doubts about life? are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? look at the sky: that is for you. look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. and the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire beneath the ground: all these things are for you. they are as much for you as they are for other people. remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing."
beautiful words, and an important thing to remember. the world is yours... no one belongs here more than you.
have a lovely weekend, and don't forget to look at the sky.
i came across this lovely photo today, and it reminded me of a song from "free to be you and me," which my sisters and i used to watch all the time when we were kids. even though it was written for children, i think it's a nice reminder for adults too...
this project is simple. in a world where we are constantly bombarded with negativity, i want to spread optimism and inspiration - guerilla style - by randomly putting up post-it notes with encouraging messages in public places.
i also like to share messages of positivity and encouragement i stumble upon out in the world.
if you have any encouragement you would like me to share, or if you have photos of inspiration you've spotted in the world, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.