we are suggesting something very simple: to STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to BE KIND.
-the Kind Campaign
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge advocate of taking small steps to add kindness to other people’s days. Of saying nice things to people, encouraging fellow creatives, and doing what I can to empower anybody I come in contact with to be their best (happiest) selves.
When a box showed up last week with cards and stamps designed to help me do just that – well I had to jump right in. Thank you to Jennifer McGuire for the encouragement and for sending these supplies my way. To Hero Arts for making these stamp sets and donating part of the proceeds. And to organizations like the Kind Campaign that strive to make our world a better place and devote themselves to a good cause.
I created a video (link to YouTube) sharing a few thoughts, as well as video of me creating with the cards and stamps that Jennifer sent. Cards that I’ve mailed out into the world and that you see here.
I wasn’t asked to blog this, but I felt compelled to because this is exactly the kind of movement and message I’m always trying to work into my daily routine. Sharing kindness can take many forms, handmade kindness can vary from cookies for a neighbor to making dinner for new parents or simply saying hi and asking if you can do anything for someone.
You can check out Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade kindness site and challenge here, the Kind Campaign here, and Hero Arts will have the stamps up on their website very soon. You can also find these stamp sets at some retailers that carry Hero Arts products.
I love seeing others passing along kind words, sharing homemade treasures, and generally making the choice to uplift others. I am using this as a reminder to always look for ways to spread the love – crafting and in general. I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts on ways to spread more positive into our lives. Such a simple idea, and one that brings so much joy to both giver and recipient…