A few years ago, after Sandy Hook, I participated in the #26Acts campaign to spread a little love and kindness in honor of those lives lost. I created cards with little envelopes attached and would leave them on car windshields. Sometimes the envelope contained enough for the person to buy a cup of coffee, sometimes it was a little more.
More often than not, I left these cards on the windshields of cars in the parking lot of the rehab center my grandfather was in at the time. I didn't always have the best visits with him, but sneaking these under someone's wipers gave me hope that if they were walking out feeling the way I did, my little random act of kindness would brighten their day.
I always drove away before the recipient found it - and who knows, maybe a few blew away - but I can only hope each person who found one realized how much they matter.
I wanted to share that I'll have a bunch of these cards on hand at The Makers Festival this weekend, and at every craft show I do in the future. Stop by and ask me for one, and it's yours. For free. All I ask is that you pay it forward and use it to brighten up someone's day.