It was my kind of week, filled with a variety of considerate moments. These positive reminders of kindness (when conflicting messages of negativity in the world seem rampant) are reassuring. Don’t you always feel good when you are kind? I do.
A neighbor of mine asked me to create a special heart honoring a friend battling a life-threatening disease. The design is based on the smaller heartfelt pieces I make in the studio. This larger version holds written messages of friendship and support that can easily be removed and re-read. This kind gesture was thoughtful and well-received. I am happy to be a small part of that compassion.
I picked up a piece of jewelry created especially for me by Stacey Krantz of InBloom Jewelry. This wonderful collaboration (mostly me saying “Yes” to all of Stacey’s creative ideas) fits beautifully in every way. Stacey is a kindred artist and model of kindness. A visit to her studio is always a boost to my spirit!
True confession: I’ve been working on some ideas for the Christmas holidays in the studio. It’s a necessary part of the process. By starting to flesh out some ideas now, I’ll be ready for the 2018 holiday season this winter. No matter what religion you practice (or don’t), kindness is a stalwart principle of all that I can think of.
Be kind. It counts and reverberates.