Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's The Thought That Counts

About a week ago I had to go to the hospital to get some tests. I know this is too much information, but it explains where the envelope above came from. They forgot to have me sign the form that says you understand their privacy policy so they sent me one in the mail with a postage paid envelope. As I was sealing it right before I was going to pop it in the mail box and send it on it's way, something hit me. I asked myself "Why do I let all of my snail mail go without taking advantage of the opportunity to effect someone with some art?' Someone HAS to handle that envelope. It has to be opened by a clerk and then passed on to the person that has to approve the form, etc., etc. Why not give those unseen people something unexpected? They open hundreds, or even thousands of envelopes over the course of their careers, so why not infiltrate their monotony with a little something different? So I decorated this one with stars and wrote "May you experience the wonder of 1000 wishing stars." on it. If it looks hastily done and sketchy that's because it is, but it wasn't supposed to be a masterpiece. Just an infectious little idea to make a single moment a little richer for someone I don;t even know.

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