It only takes a spark to ignite a wildfire.
We can not change the whole world, but we can change the whole world for one person.
I started Sparks of Kindness officially in 2014 after doing a list of Sparks (small acts of kindness) for my birthday. After posting these ideas and asking for help collecting for the homeless, people asked if they could join the fun and make it year round.
The fire was lit. It has now spread to over 50 countries and been featured across the country on the news.
Sparks is more than just keeping our eyes, ears and hearts open for random opportunities to be kind. It is also about planning deliberate ones when you plan your day, week. Are you going to the doctor's office? Bring some cookies with a "Have a nice day!" note. Dropping the kids off at school on a cold morning? Bring a hot chocolate to the crossing guard. Have a grumpy neighbor? Leave flowers on their doorstep.
A small spark can light a fire within someone making them want to do more. They tell their friends and family about that little spark and then the fire spreads. Like a ripple effect, kindness grows.
Scientific evidence shows that when someone does, reads about or sees an act of kindness, those feel-good hormones are released, referred to as a "helper's high". Everyone wants to jump in and you soon have a wildfire.
I believe that most people are inheritently good but don't know where to start. Once given an idea or a need, they want to join in. The news tends to focus on the negative in our world - crime, violence, disasters. As a result, it's easy to assume that life on earth has gotten worse and that hope is gone for a loving world. BUT... I can tell you that there are more good people in this world than bad.
We just need to love louder.
Follow along on Facebook and invite friends worldwide to Sparks of Kindness and in GA, Sparking Georgia, where we do hands on events to make our community a better place to live.
Join when you can. Just show up! Can bring friends or make new ones. Together, we can make a difference in our world.
Contact me if you can be on a committee to brainstorm and do more. No pressure, as it is totally low key and fun. We are forming committees to help with the homeless events, visiting the elderly, families in need and fun spark events .
Print up your own cards to use or order some from me.
$10 for 100 cards, $20 for 200 cards (plus shipping)