Have you read the delight-filled book "Plant a Kiss" which was co-planted by the lovely Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynold? Sherry Richert Belul of Simply Celebrate invited 16 Lamp Lighters to "Plant a Kiss" in the world on Sunday, April 29, 2012 - to spread a little extra joyness, color, and magic.
Today we are posting about that experience.On the Plant a Kiss page, you can link to the artists, writers, healers, teachers, bloggers, and visionaries who participated. Every blog you visit and comment on, gives you you a chance to win one of many amazing prizes (*writing, photography, or dream-building classes; coaching sessions; artwork, jewelry - inspiration and mentors galore!!!).
For my part ... I found myself deeply pondering this day prior to the "event". What could I do? Something that I had noticed weeks before by the visionary Social Print Media struck a chord and resonated for this Project. Social Print has recently launched a "send an email 'eventually' app" called Slow Message where you can write an email and set delivery for days, weeks, months, even years in the future. What if this project did the same? What if I could not see the immediate effects but planted a kiss for merely the possibility of joy - ?
Mr.Bird and I wrote encouraging messages on paper. I illustrated the notes with simple drawings. To one dozen ballooons, we attached our messages, in the hopes that the sight of the balloons, and perhaps the eventual "finding" of the notes (once the balloons *popped*) would inspire awe and wonderment... eventually.
Soon after we released the balloons, we stood upon a bench to watch our little gems float far into the horizon til we could not see them anymore. When I looked around, I saw several people watching our balloons.
"I have to ask," said one fellow, "What is going on?"
I explained to him... Plant A Kiss Day.
"Oh," he said,"So good to remember the children."
But watching his face, and knowing our own inner joy at watching the balloons sail far into the ether, I thought... It is so good to remember that we are ALL children....
I do so hope our UP balloon message inspired by Amy and Peter, lifted someone's spirits on this day. Although it would be completely acceptable that no one find one of our messages, I do secretly hope that someone who may really need to hear the words we wrote finds our message(s) someday... not so that we can hear how we gave hope, but to know that somehow, though unseen, the Hope we planted today through a small act of Kindness .... bloomed, eventually.
Did you participate in Plant a Kiss Day? (*heck, why not make EVERY day a Kiss day?) If you hope over to the Blog Party Page on Simply Celebrate, leaving comments as you go on the Bloggers who Planted, you will be entered to win some amazing prizes! Why not check it out? Who knows - the items given just may plant a kiss in your heart today.... or ... eventually!
You can hop around and leave comments until the end of the day on Friday, May 4th, so if you want to help spread the word, that would be simply ducky. For every blog you comment on, you get another chance to win one of the great prizes donated by the project's participants.