Learning the power of a sticky note

Everyone needs to be reminded of things sometimes.  Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment or the deadline for a homework assignment, people write notes all the time to remind them of things they need to do.

In his blog, Jon Acuff wrote about using sticky notes to remind himself of powerful thoughts that he is “apt to forget.”

I started doing this same thing at the beginning of 2012.

I write reminders on note cards that are duct-taped to the wall above my desk.  These aren’t simply reminders of things that I need to accomplish; they are reminders of how I need to live. These notes are encouraging thoughts, Bible verses and inspirational quotes.  I’ve found these thoughts in the Bible, in devotional books, in Christian books and on people’s blogs.

I currently have eight note cards taped above my desk.  Here are a few examples of what I have written on them:

These are just half of the note cards that I have.  These and all the others are special reminders to me each day.  They are taped above my desk, so I can see them when I’m doing homework and when I’m spending my daily quiet time with God.  My desk is a prominent place, and having them taped there guarantees that I will see them every day.

I challenge you to find at least one encouraging thing to write down.  It may be a Bible verse, an inspiring quote or a simple reminder that God loves you.  Write it down and then find a place to put it where you will see it every day.  Some ideas for locations could be at your desk, in your car, on your mirror or in a notebook.

Leave comments with what you decide to write down.


2 Responses to Learning the power of a sticky note

  1. woodroofwc says:

    This is very powerful stuff. Small reminders like this truly can have huge impacts on one’s day. I appreciate your blog’s focus! Keep up the good work.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this. I too tend to write post it notes on my desk, but I have stopped doing it as of late. Overall I really think that this blog will blow up with Christian reader of all walks of life. GREAT BLOG!

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