Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

Rain Appreciation April 17, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 1:53 am
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Location: West Village Lobby


Dear Perfect Stranger,

Don’t you just love it when it’s raining but still sunny? It’s like having the best of both worlds. It’s not that sunny today but it is warm and when I checked the weather this morning it said we’re due for some rain.

So many people say that they love the rain but do they really? Do they appreciate the gentle pitter-patter sound it can make and the great thundering during a storm? Do they appreciate the smell after a rainfall when the worms come out to play? Do they enjoy wearing rain boots and rain coats and still getting wet? Do they enjoy the way the sun peeps out from behind the clouds after a rainfall? Do they recognize the colours created on the roads and sidewalks as pools of water form? Do they appreciate the budding of trees and flowers after a spring rain?

Maybe they do and maybe they don’t. There’s one thing that I love about the rain and that is the promise of sunshine to come!


Your friendly picker upper 🙂


Rain, Rain the Beauty of Rain March 12, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 12:48 pm
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Location: Elementary school water fountain after hours


Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you today? I’m feeling fantastic today! There’s something about the rain that just makes me SMILE. I know that today isn’t the sunniest day and it sure isn’t the warmest day but today’s rain brings something special. Today’s rain is the first rain of the weekend and it looks like it’ll be followed by more. What I think is important about the rain today is the promise of a spring soon! Spring with the sun shining, flowers blooming, birds chirping, trees filled with beautiful leaves, fresh fruits and vegetables growing everywhere is coming! Oh no, does this mean that it’s time for spring cleaning? Bummer.

Whatever spring and the rain means to you, I hope it is wonderful. Remember that spring is a time of new beginnings. Maybe you’ll start a new friendship, maybe you’ll start a new job or maybe you’ll just start each day with a smile. Whatever it is, spring is a wonderful season and I hope you enjoy it as much as I will.


Your friendly picker upper =)