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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Writerly Wednesday ~~ Best "Writing" Project EVER!

I read recently somewhere on the Internet (or saw in Twitter or on Facebook...or ???) the coolest project I've come across in a long time. From some tragedy -- probably a young suicide -- someone decided to add a little brightness and hope to the world by scattering around uplifting sticky notes. Cool, hunh?

Though the details escape me, the idea of random acts of kindness always lurks in my mushy brain. Sooooo, the other day when I had some time to waste, I scribbled through a sticky pad with the note you see below.

I cannot tell you how much fun it's been this week leaving the "love notes" around town. Places I've put them so far -- on the glass front door of a high end make-up store, on a restaurant table, the entrance to a hair salon, handed to friends, on random cars in parking lots, on the bathroom mirror at a bookstore, etc.

If you're looking for a method of generating story/poem ideas, give this idea a whirl! I laughed so hard at myself yesterday when I was going through a parking lot putting a few sticky notes on cars' driver's side windows, figuring owners would find them when they finished shopping. I stuck a note on an SUV with tinted glass. It seemed like a good choice at the time. Only after afixing the paper to the vehicle's window did I notice there was a driver sitting behind the wheel! A bearded older man!!!!

Oh lawd, he must've thought I was a lunatic or trying to pick him up. Or both. :D [I pretty much ran to my car and peeled out, so didn't see his reaction when he got out to read the note.] LOL

For the cost of a sticky note pad, you can have a ball of fun and spread the LOVE too. "Try it, you'll like it," as that old commercial used to say.




Have YOU ever done crazy things to generate writing ideas, just to have fun, to spread some happiness, or to flesh out a novel's plot?

12 comments:

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Angie
I have a little something for you to collect at my place after a packed gathering on my BlogLand's Got Talent award ceremony last night.
Happy New Year

Melissa Marsh said...

What an awesome idea! Y'know, this would make a great plot for a novel...(hint, hint!).

Glynis said...

What a wonderful idea! My only problem is that the village already think this Brit is crazy. Oh to heck, I will write them in Greek!

LOL, I would have loved to been around to see the guy's face when you did a runner. *giggling*

Deb Shucka said...

I love this idea - both a chance to spread some love and a reason to use sticky notes. It doesn't get much better than that.

Tere Kirkland said...

Fun idea! I would've loved to see that guy's face, too!

john bord said...

hey... ya found santy claus.... i was wondering where he spent his winters

maybe he had an afterthought gift fer ya

Diane said...

Can you get any more adorable if you tried???? Love this idea and even the man behind the wheel is so typical for you. Will have to try this! :O)

Karen said...

I love this idea. Good for you. I might try that. But I will look before I post, thanks to you! :)

susan Kramer said...

Angie, too cool, love the idea, I may have to try it. Any excuse to buy paper products is up my alley ...

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

Love random acts of kindness! Great idea! I'll make sure no one is in the cars first! lol

Ann said...

What a wonderful idea. Spreading a little bit of sunshine.

I wonder if some recipients thought they were being punked! So few people expect random acts of cheerfulness.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Can't say that I have although there may be those that might argue with that. I love sticky notes, though. Great idea. Maybe I should begin sticking.

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