One day a week I have to go into work at 8:00 in the morning for a staff meeting. During the summer there wasn't much traffic, and I could get there in 15 minutes, but once all the schools started the time nearly doubled. The traffic always backs up at one particular stoplight as a long line of cars tries get to a nearby high school. It takes several cycles for me to get through the light.
Sitting in traffic one day I glanced over to my left and saw something completely unexpected. A generic-looking plain tan tract house on the corner of the main street and a subdivision street has a side garage door that's painted a glossy sunset orange color. Now, every time I get hung up at the stop light I look for the door. It's a real day brightner. I wanted to let the homeowners know what I thought of their decorating, so today I wrote a note to thank a stranger for their lovely door.
I put the note in their mailbox this morning on the way to work. I guess I still need to work on my powers of observation, because I never noticed that the mailbox was located on the main street, which has no sidewalk. I parked the car on the side street and walked through the grass to the box. Even though it was later in the morning, there was still a lot of dew on the grass, and tops of my canvas shoes got pretty wet. Mission accomplished, I returned to my car and finished driving to work.
I hope my note will brighten their day.