The Hit List - You've Got No Mail
When I was a little girl, nothing made me happier than trotting down to the post office to retrieve the mail. I felt like a big shot – especially when my beloved Humpty Dumpty magazine showed up. I think the mail lady who ran the place thought I was obnoxious but I didn’t care – as long as there was mail in the box, I was giddy.

I’m still the same way. I adore sending and receiving mail. Heck, I even subscribe to magazines (NOT Humpty Dumpty) to ensure I’ll get something.

While email is convenient, there is nothing better than holding a letter in your hand. I have a pen pal I correspond with regularly but I’m also known to send random notes to people, usually with a tarot card tucked in. This may be old-fashioned but I believe on some level other folks enjoy receiving a little something now and then too.

Recently, the mail stopped coming regularly. When it did arrive, it was often in the wrong box. Packages didn’t arrive – I had to go down on multiple occasions to pick them up. I assumed my regular mail person was on a vacation somewhere sipping a Mai Tai and getting some sun. But the woman behind the counter informed me this was not the case.

Our beloved Mailman Mike was in an accident. Some jerk ran a red light and totaled his mail truck – while he was in it. He got banged up pretty bad and would be off for some time.

While the inconvenience of poor mail service sucked, I can assure you that our community was more concerned about Mailman Mike. Message boards had updates and well wishes. You see, Mailman Mike isn’t just an excellent delivery person – he’s an amazing human. One of the best. The kind of person you love seeing because what he really delivers is JOY and KINDNESS.

Yesterday morning, I went to pick up yet another undelivered package. The woman behind the counter told me that Mailman Mike would be on the beat soon – but he was on desk duty for now. And then the window opened and there he was, greeting me with smiling eyes and a handshake! I was so surprised – and relieved. We talked about the accident, his injuries, and how concerned the neighborhood was. He assured me he’d be back soon – and that he was getting his substitute set up right. “You’re all spoiled” he laughed.

Yes, Mailman Mike, we are. Truly we are.



Here comes the sunflower.

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What I’m Grateful For:

Mike the Mailman is okay!

The Bucks made Milwaukee proud (go Greek Freak!)!

New projects

Supportive friends

People who speak truth, even when it’s uncomfortable


Soundtrack for 7/24/21:

Send Me A Postcard by Shocking Blue


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2021

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