Everyone needs a little NICE in their life…especially creatives, but of course I had to share NICE in a unique way at our last creative meeting. I arrived at the office early that morning and created my very own post-it note art inspired by Galeria Melissa which I found on Étapes

Here is my :] in post-it note art.

post-it note art

Ok, so how is this NICE? Well everyone does love a good smiley, but I didn’t stop there. After all of the attendees to our creative meeting watched the amazing post-it video I read a NICE Assignment: Hold a Gratitude Session, from Operation NICE written by a graphic designer, which talks about reminding yourself of all the things you have to be thankful for and how this can create a more positive attitude!

All of the creatives held a 3 minute gratitude session together. We sat around the conference room table with music and the big smiley in the background and took time out of our day to write lists on our own sheets of paper of things we are thankful for. After we all wrote our lists I asked everyone to write at least 2 things from their list on the smiley post-it notes with a marker. We filled lots of post-its and even offered the opportunity to share thanks to the entire office.

thanksful post-it note art

Some of the things Back40’s thankful for include:

  • the internet (I love this one haha)
  • Big Brother
  • reuben sandwiches – easy on the sauerkraut
  • cooler motorcycle weather
  • Diet Dr. Pepper
  • shelter
  • creative work
  • God
  • interior design magazines
  • Pyramid Red, short cigarettes
  • the smiles of children
  • blues music
  • laughter
  • an occasional cigar
  • forgiveness
  • musical talent
  • losing 245 lbs
  • tv
  • my job & my fiancé
  • Taco Bell
  • kitties
  • saw my folks again
  • you guys at work
  • Mom that rocks! Dad who supports my dreams!
  • mornings
  • all of my awesome friends
  • my kids

I’m extremely thankful today to work for a company who values kindness and creativity.

What are you thankful for today? Comment at least one thing you have to be thankful for :]

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