Earlier in the week I decided to take part in The Shine Project. The genius behind The Shine Project is Ashley, she has a beautiful and inspirational blog.
Here is Ashley's description of The Shine Project:
"Our challenge is to place sticky notes with words of encouragement in random public places. Can you imagine walking into a public bathroom after a long day, and seeing a note on the mirror that says, "Don't Worry. You are Beautiful" ? I think I would smile for a whole week. The notes can say anything positive on them. When you post the note, take a picture of it. Then on Friday, put the pictures on your blog, tumbler, or facebook, and link them back here. I want to see how many people we can affect with our kindness this week."
I am that girl, that girl who loves an inspirational quote, that girl who smiles when she sees something that inspires her, and that girl who is so grateful for all the amazing things that are in her life. Seriously, I was meant to participate in this project.
Anyway, after reading about Ashley's project I picked up some cute post-its at Target. I thought about what quotes I wanted to use, and some quotes from a few of my favorite songs popped into my head.
I stuck the post-its in my purse and started going about my days. Here are some pictures I took of my "happy" post-its.
|On a La Jolla bench|
|Not one of my favorite songs, but I liked it so I used it ;)|
|On a wall in La Jolla|
Posting these notes made me really happy, but it also made me feel a little mischievous. I felt like I had to post the notes when no one was around, and then quickly take a picture. I didn't want people to see me post the notes so they would be surprised. =P
|Sushi restaurant bathroom|
So I had this super awkward moment after yoga in the locker room yesterday. I was sitting on a bench writing little quotes on my starry post-its and minding my own business. There was one other woman in the locker room with me, and she was showering. I had just finished putting "you are beautiful" on the mirror and was starting to put away my stuff when she got out of the shower and walked straight to the mirror. She read the post-it and looked at me like I had directed the comment to her, and only her. I got flustered and quickly walked out of the locker room. Hehe. I probably should have explained the project to her, but the fact that she wearing a towel made it a little awkward? Haha... Oh well, I hope I managed to brighten her day a little too?
Yesterday, my amazing friend Gabe posted this on his Facebook, and I thought it would be fitting to post it with the happy sticky notes.
I'm really really happy I participated in The Shine Project. I enjoyed the entire process, and I hope I was able to bring some happiness to the people who cross my path. I'm going to keep those post-its in my purse and continue sharing little happy thoughts each day. Thanks for the inspiration Ashley