Monday, August 11, 2008

Most Alive Monday: Reward

The only thing worth stealing
is a kiss from a sleeping child - Houldsworth

On Friday I received an email from a local store owner informing me that the letterbox I created and placed in his shop is missing. I am choosing to believe that it was mistakenly removed by a newbie to the letterboxing sport and will be returned to its secret hiding place. I refuse to believe that it was stolen - this is my most alive choice.

I am offering a reward to anyone who returns my letterbox. Click on the reward poster above for details!

*About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive moment" in the comments section so we may inspire each other.

You may also post photos of your "most alive moments" in my most alive flickr pool! (If you post a photo in pool, be sure
to include your link in the comment)

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posted by Wendy at 5:43 AM


Blogger E and T said...

Hi Wendy

I appreciate the quote you used at the beginning of this post, how very sweet and true it is.

I have to confess, I don't know what letterboxing is.

I admire your optimistic take on the missing letterbox. Let's hope that your positive attitude means that good karma will see the letterbox returned to its rightful home.

Lots of love

11:29 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

thanks elise. letterboxing is a hobby/sport that started in england and dates back to the late 1800's. it's like a treasure hunt. there are letterboxes hidden all over the world and most people walk by them and don't even know they are there. most letterboxes are just simple plastic boxes, and in it is a passbook and a stamp. when you locate a letterbox, you stamp your own passbook with the stamp that it is in the box, indicating your find AND you stamp your personal stamp into the pass book within the box to let the owner know you've found it.

my letterboxes are rather unusual...not just a plastic box, as you can tell by the photo - so they are getting LOTS of visitors. the box that is missing looks like a book and is hidden in a used book blends right in with the other books. the owner of the store agreed to let me do it, and seemed truly upset to have discovered it missing. it brought lots of interesting people to his store. a few times it had been discovered by accident by non-letterboxers with offers to purchase it, and he had to explain that it was not for sale.

i made another box called "the bee charmer" and that is hidden in a hollow tree along the uplands trail. it's very fairyesque and also contains a small tin of tiny pebbles which reads "magic stones: take one or leave one". i'm always surprised when i open it. i keep picturing smiling children exchanging one stone for another. here are some photos

for more info about letterboxing you can visit
there are boxes in australia listed here;gSort=1;gCountryId=123

much love to you and your wee...

7:42 AM  
Blogger laurie in maine said...

I saw the reward notice on a Letterboxing forum ...came exploring to see what your box might have looked like - had I ever had the chance to be near it. It is an amazing treasure that any Letterboxer would feel honored to have visited. I'm new to this adventure - less than 2 months. Visited the very 1st box we found so another family member could get the stamp last week and it has been stolen now. Felt strangely devastated for days! I hope she replaces that box, as much I hope yours is returned.

I was trying to think up a "bad karma" hex stamp: the thief of a letterbox would have such bad luck they would feel compelled to do a RAK in order to break the curse :) You have any stamp ideas for that? ;)

8:46 AM  
Blogger denise said...

I saw these photos on your Flickr and wondered what the story was. I hope it comes home. Lovely box! Makes it a more magical experience, as it should be.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Sienna So said...

Hi Wendy! I'm glad the letterbox was returned. Hooray! :)

11:37 PM  

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