11 March 2008

Encouraging notes

"Do Unto Others" item number two is to leave an encouraging note in a public place once a week for people to randomly find. I thought it'd be interesting to keep track of exactly where I leave them. So ... that's what this post is for!

03/05-03/11 - under a package of English muffins in a Stewart's
03/12-03/18 - in a WIC pamphlet at the mental health office
03/19-03/25 - in the center page of a used copy of The Night Listener
03/26-04/01 - in the drinks/appetizers/desserts booklet on the table at Chili's
04/02-04/08 - under my receipt at Applebee's
04/09-04/15 - on top of the toilet paper dispenser in the Applebee's restroom
04/16-04/22 - in the luggage storage racks on the train from Chicago to Spokane
04/23-04/29 - in a day planner at the dollar store
04/30-05/06 - among the Starburst at the gas station
05/07-05/13 - under someone's back windshield wiper
05/14-05/20 - in an outgoing mailbox
05/21-05/27 - on the pillow at a Comfort Inn in Idaho
05/28-06/03 - on the table at Cracker Barrel
06/04-06/10 - under the pepper shaker at Grandma's Restaurant
06/11-06/17 - on a table in the theater cafe at the mall
06/18-06/24 - next to a neighbor's mailbox
06/25-07/01 - near another neighbor's mailbox
07/02-07/08 - in a McDonald's parking lot
07/09-07/15 - under someone's windshield wiper
07/16-07/22 - under the salt and pepper shakers at the Catskill diner
07/23-07/29 - under the salt and pepper shakers at the Catskill diner again
07/30-08/05 - on the table at Pizza Hut
08/06-08/12 - in the pamphlet stand at the mental health clinic
08/13-08/19 - under the edge of a handicap sign at the mental health clinic
08/20-08/26 - in a Burger King parking lot
08/27-09/02 - between sheets of card stock in a craft store

Edit: I got into a serious funk and stopped caring enough to leave notes, even when I could manage to make myself get out of the house. I'm going to keep leaving notes here and there until I run out of the 143 index cards that I prepared but it's not going to count for this anymore.


Lisa said...

I LOVE this idea! What kind of things did your notes say?

Rowan MacBean said...

I have four different messages:

"Setbacks are just setups for comebacks."

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Seuss"

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson"

Lisa said...

Nice :)