Friday I went with the children and my Mesa-sister Lindsay (aka Ms. Jones) and her daughters downtown to hide happy fortunes.
We hoped some Mesa citizens (and snowbirds, aka: senior cits from Minnesota) would find them, read them and feel good.
Simple as that.
We wrote the happy fortunes on slips of paper attaching
"read me" stickies on them.
Popular fortunes include:
"you are special"
"someone loves you"
"God loves you"
"you are beautiful"
"you are perfect"
"you are like a rainbow"
"you are pretty like a unicorn"
and so on and so forth.
Downtown Mesa on a Friday afternoon.
This was the happiest moment of the day.
A passerby picks up a happy fortune, reads it, smiles and walks away.
It felt good.
I think it read:
"God loves you".
Maybe he has never heard that before or maybe he needed to hear it today-whatever it did, it worked, because he smiled and slipped the small paper with Claire's picture of a unicorn on it into his shirt pocket and walked away.