The last few days have been more unkind than usual as we’ve navigated one disappointment and heartbreak after another each time we listened to national and international news, read an article, or skimmed social media posts. Louise Gale’s choice of theme for the latest Global HeART Exchange–kindness–was almost prophetic, as if she knew that the chaos and madness of the world would need to be softened during these first few weeks of summer with kindness winging its way throughout the world.
Although I missed the signup deadline for the art swap, Louise kindly pointed me to others who would be interested in swapping postcards with me–two who also missed the deadline and one other who made extra cards. I also received kindness from faithful penfriends.
Instead of sharing all the postcards I received in one post, I’m going to “spread” the cards (including my own) throughout the week, a small effort to “sprinkle a little kindness” every day.
Today’s post features a postcard created by Carolyn H., an artist and yoga instructor who hails from Ohio.
Care’s mixed media postcard was inspired by the lyrics of Jewel’s song, “Hands” and included a quote from the song:
In the end only kindness matters.
I encourage you to take a moment and listen to this song. Its message is timely, one many of us need to hear today.
May your week, in Care’s words, “sparkle with art and kindness.”