Happy New Year OB! A Little Story About an Anonymous Letter Attached to a Palm Tree

by on January 1, 2014 · 1 comment

in Environment, Life Events, Ocean Beach

OB Demolition Sarat crost bestThought this might be a good submission for the New Year.

I’m walking around yesterday morning in Ocean Beach, just checking things out, wandering by the construction site at corner of Saratoga and Abbott and stuck on a little palm tree trunk was this little envelope.

I kind of look at it and sort decide if it’s booby trapped or something…it is OB after all, but then I figure, its OB and this is exactly what the hippies down here do…so I gently remove it from its little place within the palm frond.

The envelope exterior is colored with crayons and on it is hand written, “I’ve been waiting for you all day!” “Open me up already!” “read, read, read me …”

So I open it and there is very fine card stock with flower decorations printed on recycled paper, I open the card and it too is colored with crayons and hand written…

 Hello friend –

As the new year approaches, I am reflecting on how far we have come over the last few years. Can you believe all the things we have come through? You in particular have weathered some pretty severe storms. And you have done it with courage, kindness, and strength. And look at you now! A little older, a lot wiser, and with so much stinkin’ character!

So my friend, when times get tough this year and it seems as though the road is uphill, remember that only a truly amazing person like you could have gone through all that you have and STILL BE STANDING. This life thing? You’ve got THIS! You have shown us all how to be brave and thoughtful, with honesty and integrity. You inspire me to be a better person.

 Thank you friend :)

 I thought this was just perfect for everyone to share this new year, that there are random kind and loving people out there rooting for everyone.

Happy new year OB.

And to the anonymous person who wrote this and stuck it in the tree, you are very special.

Steven

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avatar Derek January 3, 2014 at 7:42 am

Did you place in back in the tree to allow another passerby to get the uplifting message of hope and support?

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