When I first shared the #taggedbykindness project I had no idea the impact. This was a fun little project that I thought would spread some positive vibes out in the universe and maybe up my positive karma.
A quick recap: I started leaving decorated tags in books that I was returning to the library. I posted about this and began collaborating with some of my artist friends from different states. I mailed them 5 – they mailed 5 back. We hash tagged them with #taggedbykindness and added this website and what state they were from on the back. So far we have tags out in: New Jersey, Nebraska, Maine, Illinois and California. I also just mailed a few to someone in Idaho recently. We no longer just add them to returned library books – they’re being sprinkled in movie theatres, coffee shops, restaurants and anywhere else that seems right.
I made a presentation last month with a local elementary school Early Act Club. The kids loved the idea and created tags for a local nursing home they visit.
Tags from Nebraska
I think what has made this project take flight is the love, creativity and talent of my Carriers of Kindness. You know who you are! Your support, your commitment and determination in keeping this project going is amazing. I love each and every one of you and appreciate so much your dedication to this little project. Let’s keep going! I’d love to see this project go to at least all 50 states and would be thrilled to have it take off globally.
Tags from Illinois
Tags from Maine
There are still big things happening. I’m going back to the Early Act Club and actually to another school to share the project. Word is slowly spreading and I believe this project is beginning to take flight. Thank you to everyone who has become a part of this project and has taken it on as their own. This random act of kindness shares positivity and brightens days. Being kind is free – it doesn’t cost a thing. If you are interested in joining the #taggedbykindness movement – drop me a line! Imagine what we can do with all this positivity.
A very dear friend of mine is the Advisor for the Early Act Club at one of our local elementary schools. Early Act is a community service club that is supported by Rotary international. All three of my children have been members of the Early Act Club. I was very fortunate to be able to witness many of the community service projects these boys and girls accomplish throughout a school year. They are a remarkable bunch of children.
My friend invited me to the Early Act meeting last Friday to share the #taggedbykindness project with this year’s club. I was extremely excited to be able to bring this little project, that is growing by leaps and bounds, out into the community. I was hoping that the kids would love it.
Due to time constraints we decided that creating the tags with markers would be the easiest way to accomplish our mission. Each student received a tag to decorate any way they pleased. We encouraged the boys and girls to include a cheery message as the Club would be delivering these tags the following week to one of our local nursing homes. Each student was given one of my tags as a small gift that they could keep or give away as a thank you.
“Carriers of Kindness” creating tags to be given as RAK’s.
I was overjoyed how the children embraced this project. The cheery messages they wrote on their tags were so positive and heartfelt. Their excitement was contagious. My friend and I were amazed at the level of creativity that these kids have. A few of the messages really touched my heart. To see these boys and girls put so much care and love into these tags is exactly why I started this project.
Over the last few months #taggedbykindness has started to grow wings of its own. I have swapped tags with artists from Illinois, Maine and Nebraska. We’re sharing positivity across the miles. The ripple effect is amazing. We can learn a lot from these children and how they embraced the concept of brightening someone else’s day. Imagine if everyone took a moment and gave it a try. What a beautiful universe we’d create!
For more information on the #taggedkindness project and how you can become a “Carrier of Kindness” please drop me a line.
The lovely Amy from Fearlesslines has written a blog post about our #taggedbykindness project! I’m gushing over the fact that the #taggedbykindness project is growing some wings.
Amy was the first “Carrier of Kindness” when she made a batch of tags for our project. Oh the lucky, lucky recipients. Amy your kindness, enthusiasm and support of #taggedbykindness has been so amazing. Please go check out Amy’s post here! While you’re there check out the other blog posts. Amy and her friends are writing about some fabulous stuff! xoxo
A Snapshot of Amy’s Beautiful Tags