Friday, December 21, 2012

Kindness Gone Viral

For the past week, after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have struggled to find words.  The post that I had originally planned to publish last Friday suddenly seemed so trivial... As a result, I avoided writing anything at all.

Then, yesterday I read about Ann Curry's #26Acts of Kindness.  

Moments later, I read an email from a woman who was interested in purchasing the original or a print of my "Take What You Need" heart.  Well, the original is now at home in Scotland, but I am happy to say that prints are free to anyone that wants one
(More details further down...)

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of kindness.  I believe that all acts of compassion, both big and small can make a difference... In just the space of a few minutes, my mission was clear and the voice that I thought was missing had returned.

(download your free copy here)

In honor of Ann Curry's #26 Acts, and as a tribute to the precious lives lost in Newtown, I have added a kindness page on my blog where you will be able to find links to downloadable and printable kindness art including the "Take What You Need" poster above.  It is my hope that these posters make their way to bulletin boards, lamp posts, and utility polls around the world.

p.s. You'll also find a link to my free downloadable and printable kindness cards!
(Another great way to spread good will.)

"If you do good, you feel good."
-Ann Curry

Wishing you a holiday season (and beyond...) that feels good!



  1. i am going to print out your take what you need heart and i am going to put it on my fence, which is on a main street. you have enabled me to give this gift to my neighbors and passers by.

    thank you xo

    i wish you a blessed happy holiday, kristin. yes we pay it forward or is it play it forward? either way, we are both members of the kindness club and we are not even alone!


  2. Thanks for your kindness! Happy Christmas and a happy new year! Valerie

  3. Love the idea of having a kindness page. We really do need more kindness. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas for you and your lovely family. Hugs

  4. wonderful of you Kristin! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  5. I feel the love every time I pass your big beautiful heart :)So wonderful to see it continue to share it's message.
    Sending love to you dear heart ..hope you and yours have a wonder filled Christmas and new year :)x

  6. You are a Blessing!
    I hope to see these posters everywhere...
    Happy Christmas♥

  7. Such a terrible tragedy, and an inspired way for Ann Curry to respond. Your lovely Kindness Heart is going to make its appearance in UK.

    Have a good Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year in 2013.

  8. This is absolutely brilliant, Kristin. Wow. I LOVE your wonderful heart! :)

    Hugs to you and Happy Christmas!

  9. Hi Kristen!
    I just wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy New Year!
    I received one of your awesome cards from Jessica's 52 Card Deck Swap!

    Have a Fabulous and Blessed New Year in 2013!


  10. I put them on the Christmas table for everyone... and there were a lot of people over the days... and every single person loved it so much... it was a real highlight of the holiday season to hear the conversations and chatter it generated... it is a wonderful thing...xx

  11. Hugging our little ones just a little tighter this Christmas.
    Healing is needed and you have put put out a wonderful light for us to grab and pay the healing forward. Thank you. May '13 be grand.

  12. Just found this--what a wonderful way to express love and kindness, Kristin! And they are beautiful. I will definitely be printing out some. Thanks so much.

  13. I just found your blog through Paint Party Friday. What a lovely gift you have -- the painting, creativity and generosity. Thanks for brightening my day.

  14. What a wonderful way to spread love! Thank you.


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