CHICAGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Note Project, a global movement to inspire 1 million people to write notes of appreciation, begins April 18, 2011.
People around the world are invited to visit the Note Project website where they can pledge to send a note of appreciation. There is no cost to make a pledge, and each pledge counts toward the goal of 1 million notes.
"A simple note of appreciation can change a person's life," said Note Project founder Mike O'Mary. "Equally important, writing a note of appreciation can change your life."
The Note Project website provides visitors with helpful tips, inspiring stories and videos, free e-cards, a free lesson plan for teachers, and a place to share notes and stories of appreciation. Selected notes and stories will be published in a book about the Note Project.
The Note Project was inspired by a simple note of appreciation O'Mary received from his youngest sister. "That note healed years of self-doubt for me, and taught me firsthand about the power of appreciation," said O'Mary. "The goal of the Note Project is to make it easy for other people to share appreciation, and to provide a place to share notes and stories of appreciation."
The Note Project will also support literacy projects around the world by making donations to at least 12 literacy projects in 12 countries over the next 12 months via GlobalGiving and GlobalGivingUK. The donations will come from a share of proceeds from optional Note Project Starter eKits. Each eKit costs $1.00 and includes an e-book edition of The Note, a book about the power of appreciation and how a simple note can change a person's life.
The Note Project begins on April 18, 19 and 20 with a free Note Project Telesummit that will explore all aspects of making appreciation a part of daily life. Guest panelists on the telesummit will be best-selling authors and experts on appreciation, including Nia Peeples, Dan Millman, Chester Elton, Brenda Adelman, Michael McMillan, John Kralik, Lynn Serafinn, Gail Goodwin, Florence Isaacs, and Note Project founder Mike O'Mary.
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