Not So Sticky Notes

One day last week after school I found a sticky note on the driver’s side window of my minivan:

“Thank you for all your hard work.” Love, Admin.

“How thoughtful, an atta boy just for me; our principal must have noticed the extra work I did with our traveling music group.” I felt seen. Encouraged.

The next day, I received a follow-up email from her with the subject “sticky note”

Every single car in the parking lot was tagged with a sticky note; however, that Oklahoma wind outsmarted me. If the wind blew yours away and you would like another one, please respond to this email.

Love, Admin

Suddenly, I felt deflated. “Everyone got a note; it wasn’t just for me. Maybe admin doesn’t realize I went the extra mile after all.”

On second thought, it didn’t matter. My boss took the time to show she cared by tagging every vehicle in our huge parking area with an encouraging thought.

I suspect this sometimes happens with people and God. He puts an encouraging message on every life in the “parking lot,” but the world blows many of them away.

We don’t get the message.

Yet the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and other believers are there to give us another “sticky note” when we respond to their follow up email.

Kind reader, you didn’t ask, but here’s a positive thought—just for you:

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️Prayers and love.

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32 responses to “Not So Sticky Notes”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I still haven’t listened to that one yet, Matt. I shall today. 😊

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Rainer.

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  3. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Encouraging post. Love, A Fellow Blogger.

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Well said, Nancy! We can’t overdo praise and encouragement—so long as it’s specific and sincere. Thank you for encouraging me! God Bless.

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  5. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    It’s easy to forget how powerful an encouraging word can be. We need to be God’s hands and feet and pass out individual, specific “sticky notes” every chance we get! An extra delight? The givers are even more blessed (with joy and satisfaction) than the receivers!

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  6. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Now I have the old Second Chapter of Acts song Which Way The Wind Blows in my mind 🙂

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I thought of that, too. Praise needs to be specific to be most effective. Otherwise, it’s just generic platitudes. Thankfully, I know my principal’s heart was in the right place.

    I’ve read that, so long as praise is specific and sincere, there can’t be too much it. What a boost we can give others!

    Thanks for sharing, and God’s best to you!

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  8. Avatar

    Thankyou my friend. And you 😊

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Andy B. God Bless!

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  10. Avatar

    Such a wonderfully put together truth. And what an idea!!

    Thanks David.

    Andy B

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  11. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I would have felt deflated too. You feel you haven’t been actually noticed if the appreciation is general. I’m so glad God notices us individually, and relates to us individually.

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  12. Betty Avatar

    Thanks, David! Enjoy your Sunday!

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I always enjoy your sense of humor, Betty! I hope each of my readers feels like this post is just for them.😊

    Seriously, there’s often plenty of encouraging things going on, we just need to look for them.

    Thank you for being an optimist! Blessings to you and Dan.

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  14. Betty Avatar

    David, thank you for the positive thought that was just for me. Now, why do you think all these other people read it, too? Just kidding. Isn’t it wonderful to know God will not forget our “work and love…”? I always appreciate your uplifting messages. If I could, I’d leave a sticky note on your car thanking you.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sounds right to me, Deborah. Mixing metaphors is a tendency for me. I am happy you stopped by! God Bless.

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  16. deborah w. farris Avatar

    Aww, what a precious message to keep on plugging away…is that the right saying? I always mix metaphors. 😄 Thanks, David!

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. I appreciate your kind words. The same can be said of you.

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  18. Alan Kearns Avatar

    You certainly deserve more than one “atta boy” brother…let’s try a stack of them for starters!😁

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Petrina. Indeed, He is!

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true, Beth. Jesus, parable of the sower comes to mind. The Word of God falls on all sorts of hearts—prepared and I prepared.

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  21. Petrina Avatar

    Thank you so much for the encouragement as usual, David.🙂🙏🏾
    God is so good!!

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  22. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Wow David, a powerful message came from that post-it note experience. Makes me think that when the winds of the world are blowing strongest, I need to keep the eyes of my heart open widest so I can grab hold of the message the Lord is leaving before it gets snatched away.

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Gary. Here in the Great Plains it is often breezy, or even down right windy. Life gets this way sometimes as well. Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen to that, brother BG! You are most welcome. Blessings!

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  25. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Great illustration David. Our spring winds will remind me of this as I’m out and about in the woods a lot lately. One could write an allegory-short story-children’s book on this concept (or adult).

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  26. BG Avatar

    Thank you Dave! Good to be encouraged. We all need it!

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Peggy. Sometimes it’s easier to make the applications than others. I appreciate you’re stopping by!

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  28. peggywritesblog Avatar

    David, I love how your real life experiences and stories translate into a perfect real life application for our spiritual lives. Thank you!

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    And mine actually stayed stuck. I didn’t see any more on the cars parked around me. Thanks for stopping by, Barb. God Bless!

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Bridget. It’s wonderful how God, in his grace, invites us to “come to him” for another encouraging sticky note.
    Thank you for sharing. God Bless!

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  31. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    I would love to get a sticky note like that on my car!

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  32. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I Love this. I bet you’re right – God does leave us “sticky notes” quite often. But the winds of regret, or distraction, or a million other possibilities blow them away. Thank you for the “follow-up email,” David! I’m going to keep my eyes open for those sticky notes and those emails 😁

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