Although this truth might sound petty, whenever it’s midterm or finals week at school and I notice someone has put an inspirational sticky note in a bathroom stall at the library, the note always brightens my day, even if just a little bit. The messages may be corny, but being forced to stare at a “Keep smiling” note or reading one that says, “You are beautiful,” while washing my hands always brings a smile to my face.
With that in mind, and after reading a “kind acts” suggestion page I found through Google, I figured this one would be good to add to my “kind acts and volunteering” bucket list. I bought flowered sticky notes a few weeks ago, but finally set out to start writing and posting inspirational messages a couple days ago.
The lucky (or maybe unlucky, depending if they like random notes in their public bathrooms) stores I went to included Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, Model’s, Best Buy, and a general public bathroom at the mall. I placed about 20 sticky notes in total in either the stalls or on bathroom mirrors, with both messages and quotes. In the gallery, you guys can take a look at some of the stuff I wrote.
Although I could be viewed as “the crazy sticky note lady” if anyone caught me in the act (luckily, no one did), pursuing this item on my bucket list really brightened my day. I thought of stressed out moms trying to run errands or someone having a bad day looking at the notes and getting cheered up, even if only temporarily. I even threw in some shameless PR, and on a few sticky notes wrote, “Start a bucket list today :).”
So has anyone done something similar or plan on adding this one to his or her bucket list? I’d love to hear about your experiences!