I was going through the day's mail on my arrival at work, as usual tossing most of it in the recycle bin.
Among the junk mail was an envelope hand-addressed to me, with a Yakima return address.
Inside was a hand-written note and an enclosed advertising brochure.
"Dear Ms. Lewis,
This piece of mail got stuck inside some of our mail.
I don't know if it's something you really need, but I decided to send it on. The last time I tried to return something to the P.O. tht was incorrectly delivered to us, the clerk discarded it saying it was just junk mail.
I would like to think that if my mail gets delivered to the wrong place, tht someone would take the time to get it to me.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas."
I did indeed toss the brochure, but I have thought about the note that came with it ever since. A stranger on the other side of the state took time and spent money on a stamp to do for another person what she would want done for her, and to top it off, wrote me an inspiring note.