Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

Great Response April 17, 2010

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Today was probably the most eventful day I’ve had when it comes to this blog. Aside from being completely embarrassed, I had an incredible encounter earlier in the day. I work at an elementary school some days and I left one of my first cards on a water fountain there a few weeks ago. I knew who would pick up the card because I knew who cleans around there.

Today while washing my hands, that very same person asked if she could have a word with me. Her questions were thought out and came out slowly. First she asked me about my classroom, if I’d seen any cards lying around, if I knew about the Pick Me Ups, and finally if I knew the author and I answered that I do. She then explained to me that she knew it had to be me that left that note because there’s nobody else that would have done it. Certainly no students in the school at the time would have and there were no teachers around at the time so it had to be me. I panicked a little and a voice in my head said “Deny it all.” She smiled though and I told her yes, it was me and I explained the purpose of the notes to her.

She then told me how great she felt while reading the card. It really served as a pick me up for her that day. Instead of dreading the long night of cleaning ahead of her, she worked quickly so that she could show the card to others. She said it’s not about the message, but the gesture. She told me the Pick Me Ups were a great idea and that others should do the same sort of thing. We talked for a few more minutes and I walked away with a skip in my step.

I’ve made someone’s day brighter. Mission accomplished ­čÖé