For various reasons I won’t be putting up a review today. Instead, I’ll be talking about something far more interesting, The Book Notes Project. Spreading a little happiness, bit by bit.
The Book Notes Project, started by Emma at A Wordless Blogger, is all about spreading happiness through the common love of books. Simply by slipping a note with a kind message into a book, we hope to bring a smile to someone’s face.
For me, a terribly pessimistic, cynical human being, joining a group that is the embodiment of positivity feels odd. I’m like the Grinch, learning that I don’t have to be a doom and gloom type. “…they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day.” In all reality, I’ve always been a fan of random acts of kindness as people call them, or in my mind, simply being a good person.
When I stumbled across The Book Notes Project, I instantly knew that I wanted to participate in some capacity. The idea, leaving notes in books, was one I had considered before, after I got a book that had several of its own. When I found out that others had similar ideas, my decision was made for me. Improving someone’s day with such a small, simple thing is quite powerful to me, and makes me wonder, why wouldn’t someone do it?
Since joining The Book Notes Project a few days ago, I’ve already went to the library and littered the books with notes. Just simple little messages, something to make a person smile. An hour of my time is all it took, and now a dozen people hopefully have a better day awaiting them.
Really, this post is promotional. When something is this amazing, I can make an exception to my distaste for promotional posts. That wasn’t the intent, but I am far too tired to talk about anything of meaning, so I will leave that for later this week. If you do want to participate, then please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d strongly encourage you to join, because why not make someone’s day?
Sorry for the lack of content this week, things just didn’t work out. I promise that things will be smoother next week.