Last Friday Samuel brought the mail up to the house and in the stack we found a few postcards. Interestingly, they were all addressed to Isaiah. As I looked more closely, I saw that each one had an encouraging message about his hard work with The Water Fight. Some also mentioned his World Water Day video.
The mysterious thing is that each one was signed with only a first name and “Postcard Underground.” Of course, I immediately googled “Postcard Underground,” and could only find posts and articles written by other recipients of these kind notes. Postcard Underground seems to exist purely to encourage people – rather remarkable, if you ask me. It was fun as more arrived over the next few days.
Dear Postcard Underground,
If any of you read this, thank you for your kindness to my son. It’s not always easy to be barely seventeen and have a desire to make a big difference in this world. Isaiah has worked many long hours on The Water Fight, and is preparing to travel to Kenya again soon. He wants to give his life to the things that matter most to him, and you have encouraged him to press on.
Words are powerful, having the ability to build up or tear down. You all know that, I’m sure, but you may not always realize the significance of the gift you give.
Thank you for your kindness.
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