Thursday, 3 March 2016

Hopeful Notes | Random Acts Of Kindness



The idea of hopeful notes started with Carrie Hope Fletcher and her followers 'The Hopefuls' who decided to leave post it notes everywhere and anywhere with positive quotes and messages for strangers to find that will hopefully make them smile. All you really need for this is a pad of post it notes ( .... well that's £1 if that ... ) and a pen ( ... you can steal that from work , you know, in the name of kindness and all that ;) . I wrote a post a few months ago with detailed instructions and lots of ideas for hopeful notes which you can find here. And if you're stuck for positive quotes to write on them then check out my post, Positive Quotes For Hopeful Notes!  I often write about 50-100 of them and  go out for a whole days to cover a town in them. It gives you so much positive energy to commit a random act of kindness and you can leave them anywhere at anytime ! If you're bored on the bus, find a piece of scrap paper in your bag, write a sweet message and leave it on your seat and who knows whos day you might make !

So this week go out and leave at least one nice note for a stranger , if you write @thehopefulnotes on the top of the note the recipient might even share it onto the hopeful notes twitter page !

Let me know in the comments what positive quote you'd want to share with a stranger or what message you'd write on a hopeful note :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

27 comments:

  1. Aww I'd forgotten about the Hopeful Notes! My friends and I used to leave them everywhere but we never found any ourselves :/ I still think it's such a gorgeous idea though :D x

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    1. They're a wonderful project that I love promoting :) A lot of hopefuls said they didn't find any themselves but then I guess the whole point of the hopeful notes was to do something nice for no reason so it doesn't matter if you find one :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. I love reading all your little post it's Marianne! I love this idea so much because I know how amazing it would feel if I found a note like that, especially if I was having a particularly rough day! I'm definitely going to do this more often...I commute on a train everyday so what better place? :D Love your way my beautiful friend. XO -Kim

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    1. Thank you ! It's such a great project and the woman who started it is one of the kindest people you could wish to meet :) Sometimes I stick around when I leave them and see peoples faces when they find them and it's heart warming <3 I love leaving them on trains it's such a brilliant idea , I wish I used trains more !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. Hey !! Great blog post !! I love reading post like this !! <3 keep up the good work :D

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    Jade

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    1. I really glad you liked it :) Have a great day !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. You know what! I'm going to make this my mission this week :D I'm going to find some really encouraging quotes and leave them around campus for students who might be having a hard time, hopefully it can lift their spirits :D Thanks for the idea, I've been wanting to do it for a while ever since you first talked about it and now I really want to do it :) Hope you are having a lovely week Marianne! x <3

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    1. Aww Im so happy to hear that ! I keep a little notebook of my favorite hopeful note quotes so that I don't forget them :) I think it would be wonderful for you to leave them on campus ! I really hope they go well for you :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. That's such a great idea! I love doing this kind of things. I will need to leave few post notes too next week. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you ! It was started by a woman called Carrie Fletcher and I've done them ever since :) I hope you have a good time leaving them !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the idea of positive post-it notes, Marianne! In fact, most jobs I've worked at, I've always left little notes behind for my co-workers or boss; and they've always gotten positive feedback! I can't help putting little smiles too :) I know I always appreciate it when somebody else does it for me, so I try spreading the love.
    Keeping promoting the good vibes, Marianne! The world needs more of it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    -Lor // acozyspace.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm happy you like them and that's such a cool idea , I bet they loved that ! It's so lovely when someone does something for you out of pure kindness :) Have a great week honey <3

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. I haven't seen this sort of thing in ages! I remember a while back a lot of people were doing stuff like this, I don't know why they don't anymore! Next time I go out I'm definitely going to do some of these :D
    Elise | i-cant-think-help.blogspot.com
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    1. It's definitely something that needs to keep happening, It's so important to promote love and kindness :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. I used to do this in High School with my best friend. At one point we even made little mix-tapes on CD's inspired by happy songs and left them around the school... I wonder how everyone liked them haha.
    I'm definitely going to do this at my Uni.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. I love the mix tape idea ! That's so awesome I bet they absolutely loved them !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. Random acts of kindess are the best, I've been thinking I'll buy someone's Starbucks randomly! xx adaatude.com

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    1. Paying for someones coffee would be such a lovely gesture !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. I'm definitely going to do a few of these as it's such an easy thing to do that could make someone's day.

    Love Em. Xx

    Emsworld11.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so easy and you wouldn't believe the impact one small act of kindness can have on somebodies life :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. This is actually such a good idea! I live for inspiring quotes because they just hit the right spot at the right moment.

    Joycentricity

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    1. Inspirational quotes are brilliant , especially when you need that extra push of motivation :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. Oh this looks so sweet darling
    xx

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  13. This is such an amazing idea!

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  14. Hopeful notes sounds like a great idea, I am sure you made so many people happy with your notes :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  15. Aw this is such a lovely idea, I've never heard of that before! Don't think I've ever seen one around myself, but it just sounds so cute and very thoughtful. :) Lovely post, full of positive energy as always, hun! <3

    Kay
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  16. Ever since you posted about Hopeful Notes I've been hiding them in books around my city, I find especially on a down day they are the perfect mission to uplift the day so thank you Marianne for always being so inspiring! <3 If we meet one day we must go on a Random Acts of Kindness mission! I know it will be epic in the most wonderful and magical ways! <3 <3 <3 xoxo

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