A few weeks ago, my friend Sherry reached out to me to to invite me to participate in Plant a Kiss day. Plant a Kiss day is all about spreading a bit of joy just for Joy’s sake. How could I say no to that? I always want to spread a little joy!
Today all of us are posting about that experience. Read on below to see what I did to spread some joy and click here to see the links to all of the other participating bloggers and how each of them was uniquely inspired to celebrate Plant a Kiss Day.
As for me, I wanted to do something simple and manageable because (if you read this morning’s post you know) I’ve been a bit overwhelmed this month. But this whole concept means so much to me and seems so powerful, that I really wanted to participate. I truly believe in paying it forward and spreading the love:
“I believe . . . that we are how we are (as opposed to just what we do). I believe in prioritizing the feelings and happiness and peace of others. I believe we have the power to choose how we touch the lives around us. I believe that that choice makes all the difference.” —from my Life Manifesto
I live in a pretty high foot traffic neighborhood, so I thought I would hang little cards from our sidewalk tree and invite strangers to take one.
Then I carefully sealed them into envelopes, wrote “For You” on the front and just the hashtag #plantakiss on the back. I tied the envelopes each with ribbon, and I hung them from our tree.
And that was my simple idea. Just to spread the love. As I wrote out each card (it was such a joyful project!), I thought with all of my heart: You are Beautiful, really. You are Awesome, really. Whoever you are. However you find this card. Whatever you’re feeling or dealing with. You are. I believe it.
I thought I would just hang all the cards and leave them twisting in the wind, but as I was tying them up in the tree, a girl rode by on her bike. She yelled, “What’s in the envelopes?!” and I responded, “Come find out!”
So she stopped!
You can’t see from this shot (taken by the h-band) that she’s still actually sitting on her bike here!
and then she was off. I finished hanging all the envelopes and left them twisting in the bright sunshine and breeze:
all that was left was the ribbons. . . blowing in the breeze and the sunshine.
Thank you to Sherry for inviting me to participate and to Amy for her beautiful book.
Happy May day!