So, I’ve been thinking. It’s a bit dangerous when this happens because my brain explodes with ideas, and has it ever this time!!
You know how I’m planning this bog ol’ trip next year. The one that will hopefully help me find my happy again, yeah? Well, I’ve had an idea (special thanks to the lovely Cat who sent me a tweet that got me thinking)about how we could all do with a bit more kindness in our lives.
Things around the internet and just around in general have been feeling a bit negative. People comparing and being a bit rude and people just feeling a bit sad and helpless. I want to change that.
The thing about kindness that I love is that it doesn’t have to be big and shouty. It can be small and humble. And that one tiny piece of kindness can totally change a person’s day.
I want to be that person. I have wanted to be that person since I was picked on at school. I want to be the one that makes things better, even if it’s just for a second. Just a smile or a laugh or some words to tell you that I think you’re amazing (which I totally do).
And I had a thought, what if I can incorporate this into my trip?
Here’s my idea:
It will have multiple parts.
One being that every city I visit I will leave a note (or notes) for people to find. They will say something that will hopefully brighten someone’s day. I’m thinking on a postcard or on some stationery? Maybe designed by me, maybe by another handmaker/indie business.
Another would be to have a subscription service of some kind where people can sign up (and pay a small fee) to receive postcards from the cities that I visit with a personalised, and sweet message from me on the road. (I’d love to send free postcards to everyone but at a $1 a stamp and $3 a postcard I’d go broke pretty quick!)
I’d also like to think of ways that others can be involved. Maybe you could send postcards too, or we could have a day/week/month where people write something kind on some lovely stationery and give it to someone who looks like they need it. Wouldn’t that be brilliant? We could do a linky or something.
I think now more than ever, it’s time that our community started to take care of one another. We are a village and we need support.
What do you think? Am I totally bonkers? or Is this a tiny bit of brilliance wrapped in some fun?
If you’d like to be a part of it, please do let me know. Leave me a comment, or a tweet or hit the contact button and send me a message. I think we could make this work.