In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silva was trying to create an ultra-strong adhesive. What he ended up accidentally creating, instead, was a reusable extremely-light adhesive that he initially referred to as "a solution without a problem." Many years later, his invention became the prime ingredient in Post-It-Notes. While the exact number of Post-It-Notes sold each year isn't officially published, most experts suspect the number is in the billions. Wow!
Sticky notes are one of the many ways you can tell your spouse that you care about them, that you think about them, and most importantly, that you LOVE them. While some people may find this idea to be super cheesy (and it kind of is), if you try it, it will probably work. Even if leaving notes isn't your "love language," or your "thing," it is a fun way to communicate to your spouse that you love them.
So give it a go. The next time you are at Staples, or Walmart, pick up a pack of sticky notes (the colored ones are kind of fun!). Then, start writing super-gooey, romantic, and cheesy love notes to your sweetheart! Admit it, you know they will love it.
Do you have any special words that you and your spouse share? Names you call each other? Different ways you say, "I love you?" Include them. (For example, one thing we say is "I love you TO FOREVER," and sign off with X's and O's.) You also may want to consider getting super romantic by spraying your notes with cologne or perfume, or kissing them (with lipstick on) to leave a mark (only if you are a girl, though. Obviously.).
After you have carefully crafted your sweet message, the fun part begins. You need to come up with the perfect place, a strategic place, to leave the note. A place where your spouse won't be expecting it. You may only want to leave one note at a time, or you may want to hide ten at a time. Get creative. In our home, sticky notes have been found on bathroom mirrors, on the car windshield, in lunch boxes, inside sock drawers, on the treadmill (along with notes that have to do with love and sweat - you get the picture), inside books, and in many other places!
When your spouse finds your note, it will make them smile... or roll their eyes... or laugh out loud... or question what you want from them. However it goes, finding that note will make your spouse think about you. It will send a message to them that you were thinking about them and that you LOVE them, OH-SO-MUCH! Now, isn't that cute? (Men, the answer is yes.)
Your spouse may throw these notes away, or they may save every last one of them. That doesn't really matter. What matters is that you told them that you love them. And that is SUPER important. Like, über important. Your kind gesture will likely even invite a reciprocation of love. Enough said.
Who would have thought that someone's accidental invention could lead to such an intentional display of love between husband and wife? Just give it go, try out our little sticky note idea, and then watch to see how something so small starts to nurture your marriage in large ways. We want to hear how it goes. We know you're going to love it. Or, at least your spouse will.
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