The subtitle of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes is “How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person.” So it’s no wonder why a mystery girl chose this New York Times best-seller behind which to hide the note of encouragement she wrote for an unsuspecting girl to find. While browsing with her dad at a local Peterborough bookstore in Canada, 10-year-old Kiana made the inspiring discovery.

On the hunt for a book to read for school, Kiana stopped on Year of Yes to see what it was all about. When she went to take the book off the shelf, “we noticed a white envelope behind the book, saying ‘For You’ and a smiley face,” her dad Winston Bromley told PTBOCanada.

“I’m just one girl that feels like spreadin’ a little love,” the note reads. It closes with, “Go show the world what you got!”

Kiana opened and read it (click image to enlarge):


Winston said it made his daughter feel really good know that “some girl out there wanted to inspire girls to read and to believe in themselves.”

Kiana now plans to pay the girl power forward by writing her own note and hiding it on her next trip to the bookstore. She just wants to make a stranger feel as special as she felt by the gesture.

PS – This reminds us of Joy McMillan’s We ROAR (Random. Otherly. Affirmation. Revolution.) project, and her awesomely positive “Truth Bomb” cards that you can leave for unsuspecting women to find.

Photo credit: Winston Bromley