Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Advent Reads Day 2: The Note by Mike O'Mary

Synopsis: "Overview
Named Best Gift Book of 2011 in the Living Now Book Awards, The Note is a story about the power of appreciation and how a simple note can change a person's life. At the center of the story is a simple note of appreciation. The story behind that note will break your heart, but by the time you finish reading, your heart will be mended and filled with warmth. The book also includes insight into the importance of showing appreciation, and step-by-step advice on Writing a Heartfelt Note. The powerful and ultimately uplifting message of The Note is that a simple note of appreciation can change a person s life and create positive feelings that ripple outwards and touch an ever-expanding circle of people including all who read this book.

Learn About the Note Project
Also, be sure to learn about the Note Project at NoteProject dot com. There is no cost to participate. The goal of the Note Project is to make the world a million times better by collectively writing 1 million notes of appreciation. You can participate simply by pledging to write a note to someone you appreciate."

My Review: I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book but it was great. I loved the short sentimental story at the beginning about receiving that meaningful note. Then the book goes into how to make that same impact on others and how to go about sending your own notes. I have really enjoyed writing letters in the past few years but have fallen off the past few months and this is a real motivator to get going again. You can read just the story or you can read the whole book, or you can even take it a step further and get involved or send messages of your own gratitude or love.
My Rating: I really adore the concept of this book and think it is a great way to start off the Christmas season.  With the economy still not great and people not always having money for gifts, maybe they should consider a simple note, it could mean so much more than a gift. I give it a rating of Four Paws.

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