We like posting up stories about every day chance encounters with an important and powerful message. And this story is just that, hope you enjoy it.
A man found a note at the San Francisco airport. When he picked it up, he noticed what the front of the note said:
And when he opened it, this is what it read inside (if you have trouble reading it in the picture, see below for the full text):
The full text here:
After months of insults I wont repeat, false accusations, lies, delusions, broken mirrors, nightly battles… I left.
I know that I was being poisoned by each day that I stayed. So with a heavy heart, I left my lover of three years, knowing that I had already put it off too long. At first he begged, then he cursed, but eventually he packed his bags and faded out of my life like a bad dream. For the first few weeks, my body seemed to reject this. For three years I had seen the world through him-colored glasses. I didn’t know who I was without him. Despite the kindness of friends and even strangers. I could not help feeling utterly alone. But it was this sense of aloneness that set me free.
Somewhere along the way, I let go.
I released all of the painful memories, the names he had called me, the shards of him buried deep in my brain. I stopped believing the things he had made me think about myself.
I began to see how extraordinary, breathtakingly beautiful life is. I meditated, drank too much coffee, talked to strangers, laughed at nothing. I wrote poetry and stopped to smell and photograph every flower. Once I discovered that my happiness depends only on myself, nothing could hurt me anymore.
I have found and continue to find peace.
Each day I am closer to it than I was yesterday. I am a work in progress but I am full to the brim with gratitude and joy. And so, since I have opened a new chapter in my life, I want to peacefully part with the contents of the last chapter.
The end of my relationship was the catalyst for a wealth of positive changes in my life. It was a symbol, most importantly, it was an act of self-love. It was a realization that I deserved to be happy and I could choose to be. And so, in an effort to leave behind the things that do not help me grow, I am letting go of a relic from the painful past. I wore this necklace-a gift from him-every day for over two years. To me, letting it go is a joyous declaration that I am moving forward with strength and grace and deep, lasting peace.
Please accept this gift as a reminder that we all deserve happiness. Whoever you are, and whatever pain you have faced, I hope you find peace.
He found the note so beautiful and inspirational, he decided to share it on the Internet for everyone to see. It is not easy to leave an unhealthy relationship, we applaud Jamie for finding the strength and courage to live the life she deserves.
Did something similar happened to you or someone you know? What advice do you have to other readers going through the same situation?
Bonny is a pony with a severe disfigurement that was found with a broken neck as a result of an accident. She was a prime candidate for slaughter, nobody wanted her because her disability didn’t allow her to work or give rides. Luckily, she was taken to a rehabilitation shelter where they started to take care of her. After the rescue and against all odds, she gave birth to a baby on her own. She should have been dead or paralyzed because of her condition, but miraculously that didn’t happen.
Animals deserve our love, compassion and protection.