Kind words

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Magnolias forever

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Whoever you are, owners of the house on Maple Street in Dartmouth with that gorgeous magnolia tree: Keep up the good work!

That tree is one of the nicest things I see on my drive to and from work. It makes spring time beautiful, especially with all this chilly weather we have had this (non) spring.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunshine on the cold day

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:18 PM

My dear friend and I were walking along to get to a gas station to get a few things and also get a little exercise. It was bitterly cold outside and you, out of the kindness of your heart, came to us and curiously wished my dear friend well with his cane. And, after a briefing on his affliction and why he uses a cane, you asked if you could put a hand on his shoulder and pray for his health and good things to come his way.

After the praying for good things to come his way you promptly offered and gave him a hug and than gave me a hug. You don't know how much it truly means for someone to go out of their way, stand in the cold and well-wish someone you don't know. You are truly a wondrous person, You invigorated both of us and despite the coldness on the outside you truly warmed us inside and gave us the energy and strength to keep pushing, keep trying and more importantly...keep caring. Thank you and I hope Karma rewards you.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Keeping live music worth it

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:11 PM

To the woman in the T-Rex cardigan: Thanks for making it so enjoyable to listen to terrible truths. I needed a reminder that live music—that a great performance—is a distinct way to experience music.
—Practicing to sound as clear as you
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Nice bikers do exsist

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Dear lady with a white bike on campus, who trapped my break line in your bike lock:
Thank you for responding to my not-so-nice, first day of school anxiety-filled note that I left on your bike with such kindness. You reminded me that I need not be so hostile and that good people (and bikers) do exist in Halifax. You changed my whole day around.
—Hostile Student
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Flower Power

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM

All praises to the barber who stood tall when a shady lady tried to re-appropiate the magnificent plant resurrected under your care.
—Love Your Style
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hey you, yeah I'm talking to you, over here, read this!

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Having a bad day? Just a little uplifting note from me to you, from an unfamiliar face in a crowd, but locally in HRM with you. A bad day happens every once in a while, maybe you spilled a coffee you just bought with your last bit of change before payday, maybe you got a bad grade on a test you studied super hard for, or your spouse left you for someone else. These incidences in your life only make you stronger. Don't let them define you or how the rest of your day is going to go. You are the determining factor, put a smile on your face, say hello to the stranger beside you on the bus, dance to your favourite song, or stuff your face with your favourite treat. There are days you feel super down, and like no one cares, but they do care, find a friend, talk to them, and realize how short life is and make the best of it. —Someone Who Had To Learn To Love Themselves Even On Bad Days

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day findings

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM

To the unknown artist who put painted rocks with “I love my mother” messages all around the frog pond on Mother's Day: What a kind and heartwarming gesture, I hope your mother enjoyed it as much as I did! –A Happy Mother
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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Puppy love

Posted By on Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM

My Australian Shepard wouldn't leave your beautiful German Shepard alone and even though my wild pup knocked over your coffee you were still friendly and we hiked together for two hours! This is what I love about life—you surprised me and our chance encounter was oh so lovely. I hope our puppies are friends to the end and maybe us as well? —Crystal Crescent Hiking Gal

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Symphony sweetheart

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Your playing is lovely and your smile is sunshine, I can hardly keep my eyes from wandering back to the viola section. This month has been extra tough for me, and I'm feeling especially grateful that we have an amazing orchestra here. —Under 30, 16-dollar Seat

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Manly knitting

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM

To the young-ish guy on the sitting up front on the 60, knitting away like it ain’t no thing: I dig it bruh, you do you! Hope that blue and orange scarf (?) turns out great! —Jealous Of Your Knitting Skills

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Monday, February 12, 2018


Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM

I am so grateful to have found such an amazing friend. I don't know what to say to you to make life better  especially with all the unexpected heartache and loss. The days can be sometimes be dark but you are never alone. Don't ever forget it. —Bunny

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

God bless you, Wray

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:06 PM

God bless you, Wray…you were always a friendly face in front of the old library. Very sad the way you went. Hopefully some good will come of it.  —Bluenoser

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

To the woman with the baby

Posted By on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM

You're probably too busy being an awesome mom/social justice fighter to read this but thank you! Thank you for taking the time. Thank you for being open and honest. Thank you for speaking with knowledge and intent. At the city council meeting Tuesday night you reminded not only the councillors but everyone watching that development comes with a cost. The cost between 20 and 25 storeys is real and we as a community need to decide how much we're willing to sacrifice. Thank you! —Another Jan Gehl Fan-girl

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Thank you to Christmas Trees Admirer (C. Street)

Posted By on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:44 AM

To the stranger who left a note on my door on Friday, December 22, thanking me for "spreading the Christmas cheer.” THANK YOU for lifting my spirits. I am seriously ill, and just lost my closest friend tragically and unexpectedly, so it's a dismal Christmas. I almost didn't put any decorations out this year, but thought the kids at the daycare might enjoy them. Really glad that adults are enjoying them too. Thank you for lifting my spirits with your sweet note during this extremely difficult time. –Five Trees on C. Street

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

30 seconds a day

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 12:21 PM

To the blue-eyed, red-haired, always well-dressed Regency Park angel. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to you. You are a rare bird amongst the crows. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. —Great Admiration

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