Welcome to the Note to Self Project! This blog will share entries from the original Note toSelf Project and new ones that come along as our community of reflective and compassionate people grows. The Note to Self Project began in coffee shop in Aurora, Ontario in the spring of 2015 as a heart project. It seems that self-reflection and art make for an enticing combination because as the word spread the the project was looking for contributors, willing friends and strangers sprung up effortlessly. After shooting 101 portraits, we turned the project into a book, exhibited locally and it is now being taken up by communities of residents, students and like-minded people nearby and far away!

I'm really proud of the Note to Self Project! It's not just a great portrait collection but it's a heart project that make us better humans. When we read the notes that people write to their younger selves we realize that everyone around us has a story - a GREAT story - that, if we listen, encourage us to be more compassionate humans. So, grab a hot drink and open your heart to the words of wisdom from people you've probably never met, but can't help but love.

So, what would YOU say to your younger self?