Sedona AZ (November 8, 2015) – This coming Friday, November 13, is World Kindness Day. While everyone’s idea of kindness is different, an act of kindness is appreciated by virtually everyone on the planet.
It doesn’t take much to show someone an act of kindness. A compliment here, helping someone load their groceries there, volunteering at a local charity or taking baked goodies to your workplace all qualify. It is the simple, thoughtful things that add up.
A group of women in Sedona have been focused on a special approach to kindness for over four years. These women have been making “kindness” charms out of broken, recycled and surplus donated jewelry and spreading them not only around Sedona but across the nation and worldwide.
Each charm has a tag that says “Take me home and spread kindness” along with a blogspot link for more information. To date the women have distributed over 4,000 charms to every state in the US and over three dozen countries.
The group’s blogsite carries many touching comments from those who find the charms such as this one from late last month.
“My 7 year old great granddaughter and I accompanied my husband to his oncologist appointment last week in Sedona.
As children aren’t allowed into the oncology area we decided to “investigate” the grounds outside the building.
As we neared a little wooden bridge, we spied a sparkle in a small tree branch and discovered one of your “Spread Kindness” chains dangling there. It was like being given a secret blessing. We were thrilled and so touched, this message from unknown benefactors was like being touched by angels. Thank you.”
This effort is mostly carried on anonymously. Charms appear laying on a bench, hanging from a branch, draped over a rock or on some other object where they will eventually be found. The goal is simply to encourage acts of kindness, large and small, both in Sedona and around the world.
Friday the 13th is the special day set aside to promote kindness, but every day can be a day to think about more than ourselves and do some small thing to make Sedona and the world a kinder place.