A couple of weeks ago, an amazing day happened. It was called "Plant a Kiss Day," celebrated on 4/29/12, and it was a day where people spread random joy and love into the world. From organizing a bubble flash mob, to cleaning a park, to leaving fortune kisses for arts festival attendees, 16 female bloggers from around the country set out to spread a message of hope, kindness and sharing through one small act. The inspiration for this came from Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book Plant a Kiss.
As an added bonus to plant a kiss day, the bloggers organized a blog hop party, in which prizes were given to lucky commenters who read about their individual plant a kiss experiences. I've done something similar only once (left a random note in a chair at Starbucks, that said "to whomever reads this, you are loved, and you are ENOUGH"), but I loved doing it, so I excitedly joined in on reviewing each story from these amazing and inspiring women. Of course, I was also excited (akin to Ralphie's dad) at the idea of "winning a major award," though I certainly didn't expect it.
|Kinda glad it wasn't a fishnet leg lamp :)|
SURPRISE! I was a blog hop winner!!! Woo hoo!!! I was fortunate enough to receive a box of Fortune Kisses and a business card organizer from the fantastically crafty Kelley Walker. The package came in the mail yesterday, and I opened it excitedly at work today. I opened a fortune kiss that reads "the voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."-Proust. On the opposite side it reads "short form: explore." Now comes the hard but exciting part...what to do with each of these lovely fortune kisses? I could keep them all to myself, (I certainly love the inspiration) but where is the fun in that?? Well...other than in my juvenile mind where I add "in bed" to the end of every fortune. :)
I figure the first place to pay it forward is here on this blog. If you'd like to receive a fortune kiss, and some extra crafty homestead love, leave a comment on this entry and I will send you a fun package! Beyond that, the sky's the limit, and I'm looking forward to exploring it.