Today is the day. Valentine’s Day; a whole day all about love. But, here’s the thing: roses and gourmet dinners are not my scene. At all. And, while love is wonderful (personally I think it should be celebrated on more of a daily basis; maybe less fancy frills and more cuddles on the couch), my heart makes it’s own decisions without any guidance from my brain. Which sometimes leads to falling in love at the most inconvenient moments. And creates loads of uncertainty. Safe to say, uncertainty and I don’t get along. I much prefer to know the plan; as many details as possible.
This is probably one of the reasons I am obsessed with organizing. I could get lost in a Staples for hours and have a deep affection for office supplies; especially sticky notes. They are my favorite. I have a drawer dedicated to sticky notes in my desk. Because they are that important. To make it even better, they come in all different shapes and sizes and colors and styles. You can use them most anywhere. They are simply incredible. And, I think we could all learn some very important things from them – about life and love and everything that holds us together.
Life Lessons From Sticky Notes
Draw solid boundaries – and don’t be afraid to command attention when needed. Sticky notes are GREAT at boundaries. You know exactly how much space is available from the beginning; and their bright colors are perfect for drawing attention to the important details. They aren’t pushy about it, but sticky notes help focus the attention on small things that might otherwise get lost in the mix. Or just pass along an important reminder to the next person who sees it. I have a bad habit of turning into a wallflower when placed in a group of people; attention can be scary. But, nonetheless necessary for certain situations. And don’t even get me started on boundaries.
“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” -Brené Brown
Adhere to what’s important – sticky notes can be found all around my house, but they are consistently either stuck to something important or placed in an important spot as reminders. It’s easy to get lost in all of the tiny stresses of everyday life and forget the most important things. But, sticking to the important things in life and staying connected to what matters most is critical. Though the magic can get lost when we are feeling overwhelmed and seem to have too much on our plate, it’s nice to remember that there is always enough time and space if we adhere to the most important things.
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” -Lin Yutang
Stick together – the most important life lesson. Sticky notes start out as one big stack. All stuck together; because if they were sold in singles they would surely be lost before they could fulfill their purpose. Life cannot be walked alone; the journey is always better with your tribe. Both to help through the bad times and celebrate the good. Which isn’t to say you aren’t capable of maneuvering some adventures on your own. However, no matter what is happening, having people who stick with you is invariably a benefit. And times like these demand that we continue supporting each other. Sticking together can makes waves of impact exponentially larger and send magic to wherever it is needed. #LoveAlwaysWins
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” – Vesta M. Kelly
Currently stuck on you,