Who would have guessed the small pieces of square paper we put up on calendars to remind ourselves to finish assignments and run errands would start a world-wide positivity movement? We didn’t, but thanks to 16-year-old Caitlin Haacke, Post-Its are changing the world, and we love it. She learned that the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” wasn’t true – and that words do hurt. After she faced bullying during her sophomore year of high school, she decided to turn those negative words into positive ones, and spread the love Post-It style.
Who doesn’t want a colorful reminder that they’re loved? We would definitely keep that in our lockers forever. Want to learn more about this kindness revolution? Check out our EIC Paige’s interview with Jeremy Goldberg of Long Distance Love Bombs!
TEDxTeen – How to Stay Positive | Caitlin Haacke
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