And so the next day, I texted the mobile number on the letter, and imagining that Georgie would be as excited as me, I thought I would hear back within a millisecond. But, I waited..... and waited... and didn't hear back ...........
.....for 3 days, when I suddenly received a call on my mobile phone from a number that I did not recognise.
It was Georgie Manor, and the funny thing is, he (yes, it was a man), sounded just as I had imagined! He asked me where I found the message, and then said that he needed to tell me that he had done some bad things in his life that he wasn't proud of, and that he been involved in an armed robbery, that he had spent time in prison but that he was going to turn his life around - and that he had had plenty of time to consider his life whilst in a small cell.
Well.... it was an interesting conversation, and it left me wanting to ask more questions, but it was clear that Georgie was not going to say any more. He said he was completely uncontactable, but that one day he might like to tell me his life story - and that I sounded like quite a mad person. And I said to him that it was never too late to turn your life around - and thanks for the uplifting message in a bottle.
And that was it. That was the end of the mysterious conversation between Georgie Manor and me, and I have to be honest, I have had much luck and happiness this year so far.
I don't expect to hear back from Georgie, but wherever you are, and whoever you are and whatever you've done - I hope you continue to turn your life around and give out happiness to the world. In my experience, what you give out, comes back to you in the end. It's never too late to turn over a new leaf.