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Anonymous asked: I would LOVE to have the PDF for these cards! They are amazing!!!

Email us at seencards@gmail.com and we will send you it!

The Friendly Bike-boy :)

After being a cycling instructor for a year, I decided it was time to buy an ‘actual’ (outdoor) bike.  So, with much uncertainty, but determination, I went bike shopping on Friday.  The first place I went to I was greeted by a seemingly shy, but super calm sales person.  He patiently listened to me while I explained that I needed to buy a bike, or two, or three….but could only afford ONE bike.  Hoping to find a versatile bike for road biking, triathlons, and a wee bit of mountain biking, he listened to every word I said, and then set to his work, trying to find the right ‘fit’ for me.  He showed me several bikes, going slowly explaining each feature and it’s purpose.  Having the occasional blonde moment, or brain fart, he patiently would explain any explanation with more detail.  While he was just ‘doing his job,’ I sincerely appreciated that he took the time to be so thorough in answering any of my ‘stupid’ questions.  I knew going into a BIKE shop was a bit out of my comfort zone already.  Finally, I was set on a bike, and took a few models, of different price ranges out for test drives.  

After I had decided on a bike, and after at least a half hour of his time, I told him I’d have to ‘sleep on my decision.’  He never forced of pressured me to make a decision. Within the next 20 minutes, I went to yet another bike shop, where the workers were a bit more ‘down to business.’  So, after looking around, and getting a bit of information, I decided on a bike that would work.  I took it for a test drive, and I immediately headed (down the road) to the other bike shop. Hurriedly, I went straight for the calm, sweet, helpful guy from before.  He smiled as I entered the shop.  Knowing I only had about 5 minutes, he went straight to work deconstructing the bikes, telling me the benefits of each one.  In the end, he admitted that the other bike (not the one from his shop) was better, and for a better price too.  Sadly, as I wished to purchase the bike from him, I greatly appreciated his honesty, and willfulness to help me make a sound decision.  The following day, I went back and bought the bike that he had suggested, but not without making a stop in to see him.  As I entered the shop, he knew immediately that I had made my decision, and he was happy for me.  I told him how much I appreciated his patience, honesty, and the time and care he took with me, when I faced a situation with uncertainty.  

I gave him the seen card which read: YOU ARE super honest and sweet.  He sooo very much liked it as a wide grin spread across his face.  As I turned to leave I said, ‘I just thought you should know.’  It felt really good to step out of my comfort zone - first by going into the bike shop, AND further by giving out this card.  But, from this experience, as simple as it was, I gained a little bit of confidence, and I learned that you never know what will happen unless you try!

You are FAAAANTASTIC

One night at my favourite bar in Waterloo, I was out for an evening of dancing with a friend. We were at the bar ordering a gin and tonic ( x 2). During the time before ordering we had noticed that the bartender serving us was friendly, good looking, and great at his job. We decided that he needed to be recognized for all these great qualities. After recently receiving a Seen Card from a fellow Moksha yogi, I had one in my purse that night. I pulled it out, (I also had a pen- you can never be too prepared) wrote FAAAANTASTIC in the blank on the card, and my friend handed it to our bartender on my behalf as he leaned in to her to take the order.

He loved this card so much that after pouring her drink he told her to take it for free! We reminded him that we ordered not one, but two gin and tonics.  We were ready to pay for the second drink, of course, because how lucky could two non-single girls be to receive two free drinks in one go? Well, when our bartender finished making up my drink he also gave it to me for free! He was very grateful to have received a compliment and smiles, and we were very grateful as well!

I am not endorsing using the SEEN CARDS for your own means, but if you happen to receive the Karma in the form of a free Gin and Tonic, then by all means enjoy every sip. :)

-K.S- Waterloo

Gin and Tonic

You are wearing a nice tank top :)
"I was riding down the street, minding my own business when I saw this girl I kind of know eating dinner with her friend at a sidewalk cafe. I decided to "bump" into them. I said Hi, and the girl I kind of know happened to comment on how good I looked in my tank top (which I’d actually just bought, and put on immediately, from American Apparel down the road). As I was leaving, she handed me this card,  which filled me with satisfaction and gave me a keepsake to remember her compliment from earlier, which made me feel great:)" 
-M.T, Waterloo

You are wearing a nice tank top :)

"I was riding down the street, minding my own business when I saw this girl I kind of know eating dinner with her friend at a sidewalk cafe. I decided to "bump" into them. I said Hi, and the girl I kind of know happened to comment on how good I looked in my tank top (which I’d actually just bought, and put on immediately, from American Apparel down the road). As I was leaving, she handed me this card,  which filled me with satisfaction and gave me a keepsake to remember her compliment from earlier, which made me feel great:)"

-M.T, Waterloo

You are a bear.
-G.J

You are a bear.

-G.J

Above: Ahmed Knowmadic performing poem ” I am Africa”.

Ahmed Knowmadic performing at eBar, Guelph On.

June 15th, Guelph Poetry Slam featured poet:

‘Ahmed Ali also known as Knowmadic is a Somali-Canadian poet who is known to use humor and word play in his poetry to create awareness of social issues that aren’t often given attention. He feels he is continuing the legacy passed on by his ancestors who shared a common interest in spoken word.

Seen Card to be given to Ahmed.

So clever. He thought so too.

-G. J,  Guelph, On.

"YOU ARE your soap smells good!”

"I gave one to a guy on the bus. He sat down near me, it was early morning and I could smell his soap. I could tell he had freshly showered, and there was something endearing about it. I felt like I was included in, or observing, his morning routine. I wrote on the card that his soap smelled good (didn’t want to say "you smell good" cause that implied natural musk/is creepy). He took a few moments to read it, then he smiled and said "Thank you" !

-J. T. Whistler, B.C

YOU ARE …UNFORTUNATE ?

My friend and I were driving down the highway when we suddenly caught out of the corner of our eye a car full of 3 dudes and one girl. The chick was waving at us to read a tiny note paper she holding out the window, it read: “He has to poop”.

We broke out in intense laughter as we were caught in traffic that seemed never ending and their shenanigans was much appreciated. 

I instantly thought “wait, this is the perfect opportunity for a seen card”.
So I reached into my bag, grabbed one from my wallet and passed it to my friend (I was driving after all).
Scrambling for time in case we lost track of them, she wrote on the card quickly as I rolled down the window and reached across the lanes to pass it over to our new found road buddies.
Laughing with hysterics at our little note party on the 401, I looked across at my friend and asked, “wait, what did you write on the card?”
 ”You are unfortunate" she laughed, "like, you know- unlucky!"
Meanwhile the car beside us looked a mixture of confused, and amused. We hope you read this and know you were a highlight on that stretch of highway!

J.M- Toronto, On

I wrote this card for the cutest most carefully put together little lady.
Lost in thoughts of things to do as I packed up my book, she caught my attention coming through the University doors ahead of me.  As she stopped to chat with someone on her way I filled in a card. On my way out I passed it to her saying: “I couldn’t help but notice your ‘head to toe’ attention to detail.”  She smiled and said “Thank you,” as I continued on my way:)
-K.M , Waterloo.ON

I wrote this card for the cutest most carefully put together little lady.

Lost in thoughts of things to do as I packed up my book, she caught my attention coming through the University doors ahead of me.  As she stopped to chat with someone on her way I filled in a card. On my way out I passed it to her saying: “I couldn’t help but notice your ‘head to toe’ attention to detail.”  She smiled and said “Thank you,” as I continued on my way:)

-K.M , Waterloo.ON

I wrote this card for my friend and I right after the first official batch of SEEN CARDS were printed and cut! Not only did we stand up for what we needed, without settling, (which was a huge lesson for us both in itself), but, we also conquered the fear of putting a personal idea out into the world without knowing how others will react! We were (and are) brave -and now I have the SEEN CARD to prove it!:)
-E.B. Waterloo, ON

I wrote this card for my friend and I right after the first official batch of SEEN CARDS were printed and cut! Not only did we stand up for what we needed, without settling, (which was a huge lesson for us both in itself), but, we also conquered the fear of putting a personal idea out into the world without knowing how others will react! We were (and are) brave -and now I have the SEEN CARD to prove it!:)

-E.B. Waterloo, ON