Adventure 26/52: Leaving a hope note for someone to find

Veggies: Made a broccoli marinade last night that involved 10 garlic cloves and rum. I can't believe anyone talked to me today.

Wine: I'm not usually a Chardonnay drinker,  but I like anything by Handley Cellars. It turned out to be a good call.

The purpose behind last week's Mondo Beyondo secret mission was simple: "There’s nothing like putting something good out into the world to give you the courage to believe it yourself." I was invited to leave an affirmation in a public place for someone else to find and enjoy.

However, for someone like me who gets caught up in the rules (e.g., what if I'm not allowed to put tape on this wall?!), the execution was not so simple. I was excited but nervous about where I'd place the notes (because I wanted to share two messages) and wasn't sure I'd be able to snap a picture afterwards in case I needed to make a quick getaway from the tape police. (I'm only partly kidding ... this is seriously what happens when your father is a judge.)

The first note, shown above, is from a Valentine's Day postcard DP and I sent a few years ago. Cincinnati readers might be able to spot the location. I hung the second note, shown below, near a few benches. I hope that someone eating lunch or taking a few moments to reflect will see it peeking through the leaves.

Just curious: Have you ever found/left a hope note?


  1. Oh wow - what an awesome idea! I recognize the postcard, but not the location :( And I absolutely LOVE the note on the tree! Can you just imagine, maybe someone reading/napping/daydreaming under the shade of that tree looking up to find that note? :)

  2. Oh putting it in the tree is fantastic! I'm totally the same way about breaking the rules. I keep thinking I'll tape a note to a parking meter, then I think "I don't want to get in trouble!" Yeah, I'm betting we have tape police in Portland too. I guess that's why I'm doing MB (and now Dream Lab) - to show myself that courage is all about stepping out of the comfort zone into the risky business of life! Go for it! And I love your idea of 52 Adventures too! : )

  3. I had forgotten all about this 'mission', and am ashamed to say I didn't do it.

    The closest I got was sending the Holstee Manifesto anonymously to a few people.

    Well done for doing it!


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