Live :: Optimistically :: Through :: Universal :: Struggles
Part of my morning routine is taking my dog for a morning walk. It is the one time in my day that I am outside of my house, getting fresh air and hopefully some sunlight. Last week, my neighbors and their kids created a wall of hearts, it was impossible not to smile. As we walked by each day, I was reminded of how something so small can impact someone’s day. The next day, I noticed that my neighbor also had hearts on their front window and then on their back gate. Their artwork, literally had me placing a hand on my heart. In these hearts, they were thanking the essential workers (nurse, doctors, mail carriers, waste management, grocery store staff, firemen, etc). As the week went on, I saw how their beautiful act of kindness caught on in our neighborhood. Other families had their kids decorate hearts, thank essential workers and create art pieces for the neighborhood to enjoy. I have never been prouder to live in this community!
If you are looking to turn this stressful time into a time of hope, look up #aworldofhearts. This movement started in British Columbia and has become a trend in a short amount of time. I, for one, cried; a good cry, one of positivity and hope. Families all around the world were using their time at home with their kids to bring awareness, continue this movement and thank essential workers. We jumped on the band wagon and created signs for our front door, garage and made cards to send out to other family members. Each card consisted of a message about how thankful we are to have them in our life and some colorful hearts for them to put up in their windows.
Love, hope and positivity are contagious. Keep passing it on!