Here Is A Thought On A Friday.

I stayed in a hotel this week and while there, I had an idea. I decided to leave happy notes and pictures around the room for housekeeping to find when I left. I left things like, “Have a great day!” and “You’re the bee’s knees” and pictures of smiling faces and unicorns.

I thought it was nice. Then, I realized that it all probably ended up in the trash and basically all I did was murder trees and scribble on the dead bits.

Which just goes to show you one persons nice is another persons tree murder.


44 thoughts on “Here Is A Thought On A Friday.

  1. They’d probably also get annoyed having to do more cleaning up :p Although having worked in housekeeping myself, I would say maybe one or two on the mirror in the bathroom and maybe the bedside table or something would certainly make them smile!

  2. I used to work as a housekeeper in a hotel and I appreciate the thought although I have to admit that I would have been puzzled to find unicorn buttons. Sometimes guests used to leave us a thank you note or even a box of chocolates and we all were just as pleased as if they had given us money. I am sure you would brighten any housekeepers day with a thank you note left on the dresser but remember they are always in a rush to finish each room on time so little things all around the room might not be recognised for what they are.

  3. “Woe, woe, woe for my brothers and sisters,
    Woe for the holy trees!
    The woods are laid waste.
    The axe is loosed against us.
    We are being felled.
    Great trees are falling, falling, falling.”
    -The Dryad, “The Last Battle.”

  4. Distinguished Malcontent says:

    Maybe those notes ended up in the trash… or MAYBE, those positive thoughts and unicorns were exactly what it took to make the housekeepers happy day. Maybe it pulled them out of a deep depression and made them realize there is love and laughter in the world.

    Maybe, because of those notes, they went home and hugged their family a little more than usual. Maybe those good feelings turned into greater self esteem, and gave them the confidence to take a chance on an art project they’ve been wanting to do for a while but didn’t have the courage. Maybe that art project gets them discovered, and they go on to live out their dreams: turning their passion and creativity into an emotional message that resonates with the whole world.

    And maybe when they are 90 years old, at the end of a beautiful and fulfilling life, they think back to the day they found a hand drawn note from a stranger that changed everything.

  5. Reblogged this on jaz ponders and commented:
    Hahhha. Are you me? Let us hope the cleaners weren’t that grumpy to loathe your misguided but beautiful act of kindness! Maybe they’ll smile as they throw away your notes….:)

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