and so...more on notes that become a lesson in life....
many many years ago there was a silly boy who did a silly thing
to me and a few others
he was so young, a child, but what he did broke the law
he went to court, his parents by his side
the judge was merciful
and the situation made my heart hurt
I wrote him a little note that I can barely remember today
along the lines of
"this is a thing that can define you....for the good"
years later...more than 20 to be exact
I saw his mother in the post office and she shared with me
"he put your note on his bulletin board and it stayed there for many years"
today he is a grown man, with a wife and children...a success
OK...I know what you're thinking
but I would never have a smidgen of an idea that MY NOTE
would make a difference?
No, you see what made the difference---
is the day at the post office 20 years later when that sweet mother said the words to me
thank you for the note you wrote that day...it made a difference
choose to use them!