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I found this on my car after I came out of a store. It helped make a grumpy day a little brighter. Thank you whoever you are!
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It was the day of the PostSecret Event at the University of Buffalo, a day I had been looking forward to since I purchased my ticket. I had only one class that day and thought I would stop at the mall to pick up one of the books.
I asked the salesclerk at the bookstore where the PostSecret books were located. I grabbed, “A Lifetime of Secrets”, began flipping through the pages, and saw a torn page. So I returned to it, and I was shocked. I had found a secret.
It was a quarter sheet of paper written on the back of a French vocabulary worksheet in red colored pencil.
I made my way to the register and bough the book. Once I got back to my car, I sent a text to my friend, who was going to the event with me later that evening, telling her I had found a secret in the book I just purchased.
When we arrived at the event, I asked my friend if it would be appropriate to share it with the audience. She encouraged me.
I made my way to the microphone, got in line and I told my story to the girl behind me and asked what she thought I should do. She was pretty emotional, crying a lot, and said, “I think you should … that would be great. I think the person would appreciate it.”
You spoke with a few people in the balcony, and to the left of my line. Then it was my turn.
I shared my story and read aloud the secret about love that had been left behind in my book.
While walking back to my seat, the girl I had spoken to in line was at the microphone talking to you.
"That boy just read my secret I left in one of your books."
You could have heard a pin drop.
At the end, my friend and I got up to get in line for an autograph, and I found myself yet again face to face with the girl who had written the secret. We talked about how we were feeling at that moment. Then we exchanged names and said we would find each other and be Facebook friends. To our surprise, while we were conversing, people were taking pictures of us.
That was one of the most inspirational days of my life. I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I found the secret and then met its author.
In closing, I’d like to reference one of my favorite secrets. It depicts a pregnant woman with a painting of the Earth on her belly. The text on the card read, “We’re all so connected, I desperately wish we knew it.”