Be like living ‘Post-its’ reminding people of God’s love, says speaker at Geneseo event

Chris Ward encouraged those attending a recent Women at the Well dinner at St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo to be like living Post-it notes reminding others of God's love. (Provided photo)

GENESEO — Chris Ward can’t seem to live without Post-its, those colorful, sticky little sheets of paper that serve to remind us of all sorts of things. In fact, the counselor at Geneseo Middle School wants to be a living Post-it, and encourages others to be as well — constantly reminding people of God’s love through our lives and actions.

“Post-it People are the ones that spread the word of God around sort of like a giant whirl of Post-it notes,” said Ward, tossing a pile of Post-its in the air as she spoke at a recent Women at the Well gathering at St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo.

It was the 10th anniversary dinner for the parish group, which raises funds for the Nigerian Water Well project.

Ward, a parishioner who also coaches gymnastics at the Geneseo Community Center, challenged all during the Christmas season and beyond to be “as bright as Post-it notes — purple, lime green sun yellow and hot pink.”

“Let’s stick messages everywhere we go and remind others that Christ is alive and well. His love is eternally posted,” said Ward, who told the story of how Post-its were invented by accident by a chemist at 3M. She also described the many “Post-it People” who have affected her life and spiritual growth.

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