A recently launched website has created a platform for people to leave messages of positivity for anyone who could use a lift. The concept of Onethousandmessages.com, as you may have guessed from its name, is to reach 1,000 message contributions. It is based on the idea that "every one of us holds the ability to improve the lives of others just by sharing kind words - and at the right time, a thoughtful word from a stranger can make all the difference." I can attest to the power of this simple concept: I went to the site with the intention of submitting a message, but found myself quickly falling into the category of receiver when I realised how much better I felt upon reading the latest affirmations.
The notes of encouragement are published as colourful squares and signed with the stranger's name and country.