Delight Detectives love to hunt for clues and discover secret messages.
We can’t help ourselves.
Here’s today’s case study courtesy of yours truly, Agent Fawcett, filed at 1:00 pm PST:
This morning I sat down at my computer, with my morning cup of tea in hand, and I opened up my special mailbox account for favorite newsletter subscriptions.
I clicked on each message and read through the contents, happy to have my daily dose of inspiration and thought-provoking content, (plus two techniques for making ‘parlor-quality’ pizza dough).
And then I returned to my in-box overview and took a second to glance at the message headlines, poised to file or delete them.
And just before I make a move, I pause, hand on the mouse.
Wait, a minute!
I see something!
Holy smoke signals!
I take a screen print, get out my Sharpies and decode the secret message, leaping out from today’s email subject lines:
I discovered a secret message right here in my in-box!
An unexpected gift! I love that.
I could have easily missed the message, but two of my built-in evidence collectors (eyes + attention span) thankfully were working together on this one.
I’m off to spend an hour in my journal to interpret and decipher the message, and I’ll be sure to report back!
But before I sign off let me ask you:
What delightful, encouraging signals are you picking up today?
Where do your secret messages come from?
Are they delivered via email subject lines like mine were today? From lines in the book or newspaper you’re reading?
From the song you’re listening to?
From the smiles you receive on your commute into work this morning?
How do you choose to decipher the messages that surround you?
This year, my mission is to keep my eyes open and my heart tuned for a little more magic.
Won’t you join me?
With love and delight,