Random Acts of Creative Kindness

January 23, 2015

20150123-073111.jpg You might recognize this image from earlier in the week, when I posted it on Monday for my Ted’s Tip. Local Seattle artist, Jeanne McKay Hartmann, took the image and created a watercolor of it. I was so touched that the image resonated with her, putting her creativity & talent to work creating a likeness of the tableau. It got me thinking about kindness, talents and sharing those talents. We all have them. Even though I know lots of people don’t give themselves credit for having them. Baking a cake is a talent, as is knitting a scarf. Both things I have never attempted. To me, it takes a special skill and care to do both. I guess where I am headed with this is we all have things we do that are special but we take for granted that we know how to do them, and at times discount that skill. Jeanne shared her skill and talent of painting with me and it made my day. If you can bake a cake, make one and give it to a friend out of the blue. By doing that, you are sharing your talent. If you can knit, make a scarf for a friend and give it to them, just because, for no other reason than to show them you love them. If you have a way with words, write them in a letter to a friend. If you have a love of shoveling snow or mowing grass, surprise an elderly neighbor by taking care of that task for them. We all have things we like to make/create/do, by sharing them, we create random acts of creative kindness.