August 24, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to place sticky notes with words of encouragement in random public places.  This challenge was pretty fun to do.  Here's the note I had the most fun with.  I giggled a bit.  I stuck it by all the potty-training products in the store.



This week's challenge is to do one thing you've been meaning to do for several months.  I hate it when I have something that keeps getting put off.  It makes me feel so bad when I stop to think about it.  It may be writing a kind note you meant to write a long time ago.  It may be returning something you borrowed a while back even though you feel stupid for still having it.  It may be paying someone back.  It may be something big or small.  I'm going to make a little list and try to check off a couple of those items.  It always feels so good to finally accomplish something you've put off.

So, did any of you leave a post it note somewhere this week?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.

22 comments:

stephaniegiese said...

I wish I lived closer to you so I could have found that potty training note. That's just the message we need in our house right now! We didn't use post-its, but we did write notes with sidewalk chalk for people to find as they walked around our block.

The Miller Five said...

Ha ha ha ha. I'm cracking up over the potty note!

Sigh. I have been meaning to clean out my storage room. I no longer want a storage room, I want a craft room. Bigger sigh. You've given me to motivation to do it. :)

Have a great week and weekend!

Katie said...

last week was back to school for my kids, so I left them some encouraging notes, in their backpack, in their pencil box, in their pants, etc. I think it really made a difference. They both thanked me for it a few times.
I love your potty post it, that's super funny.

Rachel S. said...

Potty note...so stinkin' clever! I bet you made someone's day!

Katy said...

I have been in the potty training trenches for the past week. If I would have seen that potty note it would have made my day. I'm sure someone was very encouraged by that.

I haven't joined in your challenges before, but plan on starting this week. Haha, does that count as doing something that I've been meaning to do?

katy @ redBuddy notes

Chara said...

I am so embarrassed about the thing that I haven't been taking care of for months. It makes me feel like a bad mommy. I'm not even going to say what it is, but I'm going to take care of it today. Now.

The Trappett collective said...

left a note in my hubby's lunch

Pickled Blu said...

I wish I would have thought of that potty note! I bet it really made someone's day! I am so good at blocking out the things that I keep meaning to do- that I cannot think of them right now- HA! I am sure that one will come to me- ahh--it just did!

Jeff, Cassi and Forest Trish said...

Very cute! I think I will have to leave a few sticky notes around Target today :)

www.thetrishfamily.blogspot.com

Elle The Heiress said...

This is great! I love it!

Chara said...

Okay, I did this week's challenge. Thanks. I really needed that this week. I really do feel so much better.

http://storytellersjourney.blogspot.com/2011/08/wake-up-wednesday.html

Melissa I. said...

Cheri, I love your Wake Up Wednesday posts. I wanted to share with you what I have been doing since my mother-in-law passed away 7/31/11. Background info - my m-i-l came home on hospice in January. She felt good enough to go to church every Sunday until the second week of June. I took her to Sunday school and worship service and pretty much joined her class. Each week her class distributes a prayer sheet (keep in mind I am 43 and the age group of the class is 60-97). Since my m-i-l passed away, I have continued to go to class - they have welcomed me and consider me one of their own, which I love. I have been sending cards of encouragement and support to the ladies on the prayer sheet, just like my m-i-l would do if she were still alive. I cannot begin to tell you how good it makes me feel to send some love to these ladies. I have a heart for seniors!!

So, thank you for doing all that you do to challenge us to think outside of ourselves. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our day to day and forget about the world and the fact that so many people are lonely and hurting and could really use a pick-me-up.

God bless you!

Rae said...

A few weeks a go, I found a note tucked into a library book "whoever fine this, you will have good luck" I loved it! So, the next weeek when I returned a cook book, I tucked a note into the pages that said "this is my family's favorite. Be sure to try it, you'll love it!"

Anonymous said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

I love this!

Megan @ SimplyThrifty said...

I haven't been doing the challenges but I have been reading about them on your blog each week. This week, I went on a date with my hubby {yeah!} and while we were walking by a news stand I saw a post it note that said, "You are beautiful!" I thought to myself, I bet that's from this week's challenge. :) Kind of interesting and fun to see a little piece of the challenge in real life. So, thanks to all of you taking part in the challenges.

Mika said...

What a cute place to put them!!

How easily we forget what an all-encompassing mission it is to get our children toilet trained.

I can't help but to think of encouraging words to parents with infants and toddlers who wake during the night: 'We have all been where you are now. Trust me, there will come a time when you will get a string of nights where you get to sleep from bedtime to morning!'

or

'It may not feel like it, but feeding will get easier. Keep calm and carry on!' to the parents of picky eaters.

We all need a pick me up on those hard days. ;) Great challenge.

Kelly said...

I could definitely use an encouraging note on the potty training. What a good idea to leave little notes around! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nopinkertons said...

Here's something I've been meaning to do for a while:

Thanks for posting something every day. I am sure there are days (possibly even many days) where you just don't feel like it, and you think no one will notice if you go one day without posting. But I love that you post every day, even if it's small. When I get a little break I like to read my favorite blogs, and a lot of the time I don't find much new, but there's always something new here. I wanted to say that I really appreciate that.

--Margaret

Anonymous said...

This post just made my day :)

Aleks said...

i leave messages on the mirror with wipe off markers ( bc i can clean it off and write another one) so Fiance sees them while hes getting ready for work. Since im usually (always) still asleep when he leaves id like him to know i hope starts off great. your wednesday challenges are so great! thanks for keeping me inspired!

Ana Wiebe said...

great idea :) I think I will start leaving the notes around :)

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