Hi! I'm Aubrey.


Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com

11.16.2010

The Kindness of Strangers

Someone left a very nice anonymous post-it-note on my office cubicle desk which I received last Friday morning. 


Now, I'm just going to be very forthright & say that Friday was should have been a horrible day. Found out that one of our cars may very well be a very sour lemon, had an extremely hectic workweek, trying to do too many things & feeling unlimited strings dangling, untied...But then there was this note.


And this note made me feel, despite the bad news & chaos, wonderful. It occurred to me that part of what was so great about the note was that it was anonymous. Someone wanted to say something nice w/out any recognition. They just wanted me to know. And that feeling has carried with me throughout the past several days.

It has made me think about paying it forward. I know it is not a new idea, but think about it: To whom could you send an anonymous note of encouragement? Consider it a challenge. Write someone a note. Today.

2 comments:

Erika Lee Sears said...

I try to make an effort to not expect a gold star and I should do things because I want to do things and not expect anything back.

It's interesting (in a good way) when someone does something nice and out of the blue and makes you feel special. :)

Once I released the fact of not getting anything back- it was easier for me to give.

Dave said...

It is always wonderful to get these kind of notes. When I was a teacher, it could make all the difference...particularly after a bad day/week...to get a note or email from a parent or a student thanking you for what you do. Now it's those FB/blog/Etsy postings that can make my day!

I know the positive power such notes can bring so I always try to leave one or two each day...

Thanks for reminding me to do this today!!