A Note From A Stranger..

I have always been a believer in the Universe. To some people, they may get an instant reaction on what that actually means, and to some, may just be absolute clueless. As much as I'd love to write about why & how I became a believer, however it will have to be another occasion..

As I'm cleaning out my wallet, since I switched to a card holder so I rarely do deep cleaning. The size of the wallet is already restricting me to keep unnecessary things.. then I stumbled upon something that immediately sent chills down my spine.. 
This was a note from a little over a year ago.. I was at a Soulection show during 30 Days in LA.. it was truly an amazing night. The atmosphere, the people, the music, the vibes.. being with my crew right after Freestyle Session.. A few drinks in, feeling absolutely on a good level. I remembered that moment very clearly: I told my crew that I needed to go downstairs a bit, so I walked down the stairs and a complete stranger stopped me. I didn't know what was going on, he didn't even say a word but just grabbed my arm. He gave me a hand gesture stating "wait a minute" with his index finger up. He took out a small postage note paper and started writing on there. At this moment, I was confused.. but he soon handed me the note and gestured a "don't open it yet" as he's waving his arms crossing his chest and walked away.

Then just like that, that mysterious man disappeared from my Life. 

As a curious cat, I was so eager to see the note, so I opened it. He wrote:


My heart dropped, because after Freestyle Session, I was bummed that we did not make it to the top 16 spots even though we trained for it.. I felt defeated, and questioned myself about this breaklife I'm currently living in.. This note that this stranger handed me has been kept in my wallet since the day I received it... This note reignited the fire within me, whenever I feel defeated, I'd reopen this note and remind myself to never give up... Because we will never know our full potential if we just simply... give up. Lance Armstrong once said... "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."

One day, I'd like to pass this same note to someone else, and hope that it will ignite the same fire to them as it did to me that one night in LA...