Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost May 29, 2010

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Location: Marlowe Restaurant and Wine Bar (Richmond Hill location)

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The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

The took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper

 

Believe in Yourself May 6, 2010

Filed under: Cards,Quotes — neepaparikh @ 9:52 pm
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Location: OCAD print sale among prints

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Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you today? I hope that you are doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a pick-me-up during your day. Instead of writing a long note, I’m going to leave you with a poem called ‘The Victor’ by C.W. Longenecker.

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

Reading a poem can change the way you think of a topic or it can describe how you are feeling. What I get from this poem is that its important to believe in yourself. I hope you enjoyed it too!

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper 🙂

 

Bubbles May 5, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 11:02 pm
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Location: Woodside Square bench

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Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you today? I hope you’re doing well and if not, I hope that this note serves as a little pick-me-up during youd day. It’s spring and summer time now and the warmth has reminded me of bubbles. Here’s a poem I found entitled “BUBBLES” by Paula Jane Harrison.

Bubbles
Some bubbles rise up to the sky,
Some bubbles don’t, I don’t know why,
Easily popped by just one touch,
Easily missed by way too much.

Silent and round as we make it,
Being forgotten bit by bit,
Weaker and weaker as it grows,
That is what happens, I suppose.

Of all the ones that we condemn,
We don’t remember all of them.
Even when we continue to grow,
We still wonder where they go.

I want to be able to blow bubbles in the park or in a yard this spring. What childhood activity do you want to do?

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper