Today at the Avenue campus someone (a student, I’m guessing) left a trail of sticky notes throughout the halls. Some were on cupboards, others doors, a couple bulletin boards . . . and I spotted one more in the stairwell. And written on these little yellow sticky notes were a variety of positive messages. For instance, one of them was a stick person with two speech bubbles. On the left speech bubble (and crossed out in red) it said: Why me? In the right speech bubble it read: Try me! I guess it’s equivalent to ‘turn that frown upside down’, eh?
And then I started to find the quotes. Now look, my short term memory is a sieve so I can’t recount them all, but one was from Ghandi (i.e. a quote from Ghandi): Don’t cry for it ending, smile because it happened.
I am happy it happened.
Not the cancer, nope, not that.
The friends, the challenges, the writing, the working, the living, the grocery shopping, the tea drinking, the sofa shopping, the Lost-a-thons, the orange eatings, the portswoodings, the guy foxings, the spring flowerings, the movie nightings, the self-explorings, and the apartment hoppings. Plus that fabulous fried chicken served at Pleasure Garden.
I’m so incredibly happy for all of it.
So here is to smiling, not crying. And to good memories, not bad. Mind you, come May I’ll be a human rain machine. Sentimental expression has become my middle name (Catherine Sentimental – Geez, is she crying again? – Brunelle). But it’s because of all the good things, and not the bad, that I’ll cry come next May. That is a positive contrast to last year.
Sticky notes with positive messages. Maybe you could try some yourself? Afterall, there’s no need to sign a name to your little kernel of positivity. It’s good vibes sans embaressment. Believe me, people WILL notice.
Here is my sticky note for this post: When one door closes, another one opens. Like my time in England and moving to Canada, and like the end of this posting followed by dessert.
*Oh! I burnt the apple crumble. Blog posting is too absorbing.
The end. For real. For real, for real – because it’s time for dessert! (minus the burnt bits)
2 thoughts on “Sticky notes on campus”
I really like the sticky note idea. It reminds me of a fellow who used to toss a few coins into the public sandbox in a low-income part of town. His intention was that when a kid found the quarter, it would make their day.
Whoever put up those sticky notes on campus is a kind, sensitive, wise person. Imagine all the smiles those notes evoked. I’m smiling too, just hearing about it. Thanks for such an uplifting story. 🙂