A weekend filled with kindness…
Last Fall, Wifey and I spent the weekend in Indianapolis. Keep in mind, we love to travel, but finding healthy and fresh meal options can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, we discovered a wonderful little farm to table restaurant, called Napolese Pizzeria. It was bustling and quaint, all at the same time.
We were seated quickly and greeted by our server. From the moment she approached our table, we knew there was something special about her. She exuded kindness. She was quiet, yet strong and extremely articulate. Somehow, it felt like we had known her for years, yet it had only been a few moments. We had a delicious meal, returned the next afternoon, and specifically asked if/ when Lauren would be working. She was genuine…you could see it in her eyes. She was so young, yet such an old soul.
After another delightful meal, it was time to check out. We exchanged Facebook information with Lauren and began to gather our belongings. The following card and Happy Birthday note was left with our bill…♥
It was amazing just how much this simple act of kindness meant to us!
A weekend filled with kindness…
(I received the following message from Lauren, just a few days ago…)
“I hope life has been treating you well! I’m writing because I’ve been working on a project called Cards4Humanity over the last year with my good friend. It’s a brand new kind of “game” that allows people to spread kindness every single day, and contains a fun element of being able to start conversations with others and track the kindness online. When we met, I left you one of the cards from our trial run.
Before I get into the details, I want to explain why I’m messaging you about the project. The day we met, I was having a terrible day. Typically, I can talk myself out of bad days by thinking of all the beauty there is around me and the people I love. On this day in particular, so many unexpected and awful things were happening in my life, and I could not escape my negativity. Then you both came in. You were my first table of the day, and I have to tell you that I wasn’t really excited to speak with other humans. Then we started chatting and I was drawn to the energy you guys exuded. Simply by being kind, the two of you turned what started as a terrible day into an amazing experience. I was (and still am) so humbled and grateful to you for showing me such love when I was suffering mentally. What you did that day was kindness in action, and that is what this game is all about. It stems from the notion that one act, no matter how small, can positively affect the lives of those around the player, and that action will ripple further and create a kinder world.
That being said, the project just launched – you can check it out here:
I”m sending this to you because I thought you’d love the project, and I’m asking for your help. This isn’t only a kindness “game” to play, but also a movement to help create a kinder world – and we need others to help us get it started!
There are two ways to help and I’d so appreciate any support you can lend!
1. Support our Kickstarter campaign
This is how you can receive the game and be the first to start spreading kindness
2. Help get the word out
If this kindness project resonates with you, please share the above link on Facebook and other social media accounts
Additionally, if there’s anyone else you think would love to be a part of this project, please feel free to send them the link directly. Thank you so much for being a part of this and supporting our mission to help others create a kinder, more connected world! Lauren”
I know that Lauren’s act of kindness impacted us on many levels. I hope you will take the time to check out the project she is involved with called “Cards4Humanity”. Feel free to share, too! A little love and kindness makes such a difference!
Spread Love… Spread Kindness…
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…