Early in life, I equated being good and right with being lovable. The result was to stuff a world of ideas and dreams deep within because it prevented me from being disappointed–which felt wrong somehow. A skewed perspective, compounded with trauma, kept a tight grip on me for many years. Fear routinely drove my decision…… Continue reading The Unveiling of a Birthday Surprise
How the #Sowkind Movement Started Three years ago, I told the world what had been brewing in my heart for many years. I had quietly pondered all the little clues and soul downloads I had been receiving, and it was finally time to share them out loud. Show up. See others. Sowkind. While I had…… Continue reading BINGO: The #Sowkind Movement Turns Three
When someone has “gone off on you,” what is the residual effect? Maybe you fight back with words, internalize the hurt and become depressed, or intentionally avoid future interactions with the perpetrator. No matter how you respond, there is fallout that negatively impacts you. Broken relationships and compromised trust are not high on my this…… Continue reading The Value of Good Words
If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I care deeply about showing up and seeing others. My story is full of times I felt unseen and unloved. With my dying breath, I hope to be encouraging those I love and those I have yet to know. The #SowkindMovement was born…… Continue reading Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition
There are bound to be big feelings following an election. Some will be thrilled with the outcome, but others will be deflated. It is wise to lead with kindness in both directions. That is not easy; I know firsthand, but doing what is right is not always what is easy. Choose kindness. Kindness is not…… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom
The heat was suffocating. Signs warned hikers to avoid the climb during midday. It was exactly that time when we started. With water in hand, we set off on the trail. Please note my face about hiking in the middle of the day [after we finished hiking IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! Also note…… Continue reading Kindness: Offer What You Have
Words can be weapons, but they can also dismantle misperceptions and falsehood. Words can eradicate hope, but they can also interrupt fear. Words can knock the wind out of you, but they can also breathe life and courage into dry bones. Choosing words wisely is the essence of good stewardship. When you do not feel…… Continue reading Choose Words Wisely
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Do you remember learning what kindness looked like by observing someone? Did you learn through experiencing the sacrifice of someone’s kindness? Did you learn as a result of longing for kindness but not living it? Who has been a kindness guide and instructor in your life? √ Tell me about your learning experience.…… Continue reading Kindness Guides and Good News
Have you heard? The #sowkindmovement celebrated two years of scattering kindness THIS month, and the stories of the power of behind kind words will inspire you! Last year, we celebrated with cake, story telling, and a small community service project. This year, we want to do something different, but we will need your help to…… Continue reading #Sowkind Second Birthday SURPRISE!