Leave Inspirational Messages on Sticky Notes in Public Bathrooms/Places

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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!

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226 Responses to Leave Inspirational Messages on Sticky Notes in Public Bathrooms/Places

  1. athling2001 says:

    Neat idea. I’ll have to try this.

  2. Love the idea! Will try it out tomorrow!

  3. Aw, I found this to be a very sweet way to brighten other people’s day! I like it and think I’ll try it too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. preeti says:

    🙂 Nice idea to try making a small difference in whatever way one can!

  5. tsf36 says:

    Reblogged this on Dark Tales and Crazy Thoughts and commented:
    I love this !!!!!

  6. Mazigrace says:

    Love, love, love the idea. And thanks for the follow.

  7. cmwriter says:

    I love this idea. And thank you for discovering my blog and deciding to follow it. I like to write about inspiration, creativity, writing, the arts. I look forward to more of your posts!

  8. Love this idea!! Bringing happiness to people as we travel around sounds very uplifting. I too look forward to more of your posts.

  9. jaynezak says:

    love this I have one posted in my car that says before you stands a noble soul!

  10. sabinafeu says:

    Reblogged this on to happy destiny and commented:
    On kindness…

  11. Ron says:

    I love the idea of a bucket list, but i can’t decide what kind of bucket to buy. Very frustrating. Can’t make a list without a bucket. 🙂

  12. Courtney says:

    I love this idea! It reminds me of an art project I’m working on this summer, Art. Love. Rocks. A public art treasure hunt (http://art-love-rocks.tumblr.com/). Are you still leaving post its?

  13. That is a really great idea! I’m going to get my girls doing it! I feel a new story coming on for The Life You Want. Thanks for the inspiration, I’ll be sure to mention you 🙂

    I once gave them flowers and sent them into the mall to give them to random strangers.

  14. Great idea. We write notes on notecards and keep a stack in the care. We leave them in sotre, on shelves and in shopping carts, on benches…wherever we go. I’v stuck some of them in bushes, so people could pick them up as they walk by:)

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  17. Hi Christine, thank you for following my blog. I love your way of thinking. You are obviously a well-grounded and delightful human being. I will be looking at your blog on a regular basis and will be implementing the Post-It Note routine, Regards, Paul.

  18. Thank you for adding some light to my life. I would love to see a kind-hearted post-it note on a public bathroom door. It would feel very good, I’m sure. I was thinking of doing a blogpost about using post-it notes to remind me of everything. I am extremely forgetful. Thanks for following itsmindbloggleing.

  19. ywwp says:

    Hi Christine,
    So nice of you to post such a nice piece of utility with sticky notes…and giving smiles to people around.
    Do you know what – Reading your post lead me to conclude an idea that was in my mind for few days.
    My idea was to use sticky notes on cars that are parked wrongly causing inconvenience. Often it is difficult to inform or contact owner of the car. So, pasting the note on the car with a message can be nice way to inform car owner.This can avoid parking fights.
    Can you do me a favour, write another post on my idea..give credit to my idea by adding a link to my blog. else i will plan to post it on mine.
    Have a nice day. See you in flying colors..regards

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    Hello to you all beautiful people!
    1) Talking without intention because I am a true partner…

    * To love without condition , To talk without intention , To give without reason and to care without expectation is the heart of a true friend.

    I wish for you……Comfort in difficult days , Smile when sadness intrudes, Rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to feel your lips, Sunsets to warm your heart , Gentle hugs when spirits sags , Friendship to brighten your day , Beauty for your eyes to see , Confidence for when you doubt , Faith so that you can believe , Courage to know yourself , Patience to accept the truth , and definitely true love to complete your life.

    *By the way it takes a bulb to brighten a room , it takes a seed to start a beautiful garden, it takes a conversation to start and keep a friendship…

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    *Are being positive and respectful keep some people away from you?

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    You see , life it is not about what people think of you, life is about living it to the fullest, life is about loving your family, life is about being honest, life is about integrity, life is about respecting yourself, life is about being resilient , life is precious, life is what you make it, life is priceless.

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  22. I love this idea! Not only when we are feeling good and happy, but when we are feeling a bit down. Lifting others up helps lift us up too! Great idea. 🙂

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