Monday, May 7, 2012

a little thing we call Post-Its

I can't believe I'm admitting this but I need all the help I can get to remember things. I 'share a brain' by putting everything in my phone calendar so an alarm goes off to remind me to call someone, or order something and my kids use it to add to my on going grocery list. But nothing can compare to the ultimate invention of Post-Its or as I affectionately call them - Sticky Notes. My desk is swimming in them at the moment. Everything from phone numbers to websites, school reminders to 'buy a birthday card for so and so'. They are the best invention! Scott got carried away when two Christmas' ago he took my daughter last minute shopping to the Office Depot. You wouldn't think you could fill a woman's stocking with stuff from Office Depot, but he did. I got sticky notes with dogs on them, cute sayings and every color of the rainbow! Thanks...honey. But we actually ran out! My favorite use for Sticky Notes is to write verses from the Bible on them and stick them on my mirror (or car steering wheel). There's something about waking up and reading a quote from Psalms or a quote from a great author to cheer you up and start you on the right path. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. My son actually has that verse hanging on his door (among others) and my daughter has also adopted the sticky note method. What's on my mirror at the moment? Micah 6:8 But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. (I really got all that to fit on one normal size sticky note.) Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. And A quote from Steven Furtick - We cannot expect God to move if we are not willing to do it His way. So, as I look down at my messy desk I'm reminded I have to get to a few other things today but before I go just a piece of advice. Change up your sticky notes. They can become too familiar and therefore less effective. Also, color it up!