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Unexpected Note From Stranger Finds Its Way To 300-Pound Jogger, Then He Tracks Writer Down

When you’re in the midst of transforming your life and expending a substantial amount of energy to make it happen, a kind word or two can make all of the difference in the world. While your personal will and determination may be at an all-time high, those kind words can help you kick it into overdrive as it helps you to reaffirm that you’re on the right track. As the Daily Mail reports, that’s what happened to this overweight dad from the UK, and he’s now even more inspired to reach his weight loss goals.

Jonathan Bellshaw, 32, once tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds. He knew things had to change, so he set out to improve his eating habits and took up jogging to help shed the unwanted pounds. It’s working like a charm thus far, and he know checks in at less than 300 pounds. He recently received some positive affirmation that he was on the right track, and it came in the form of a simple note from a stranger.

“To the guy with the 'run for Blood Cancer t-shirt, every morning I drive past you and your lovely little dogs at 6.15am on my way to work and I just wanted to let you know that I think you are awesome. I wish I had your determination and I hope that you don't mind me saying – the pounds are just melting off you. I've got a new job now so won't see you, but you are looking great – keep running,” the note read.

Jonathan found the note taped to a traffic light along his normal route, and he was moved to tears by the kind words. He was determined to track the woman down, and he used the power of social media to make it happen. Jonathan and the woman, Lucy, intend to meet-up in the near future so he can properly thank her.

“When I eventually tracked Lucy down, she told me she was trying to lose weight herself after having a baby and that my determination had inspired her. Her message really spurred me on to keep doing what I'm doing,” he said.

Source: Mail Online
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