Friday, February 29, 2008

'I See Beauty Within'

Jientje passed this along to me last week for leaving a comment that lifted her spirits. Mine was one of several encouraging, uplifting comments that she had received. Her gift in kind left me thinking about the power of kindness. Kindness — sincere, warm words from one person to another in the hope of making them feel good, feel valued, feel encouraged to continue in their endeavors is the greatest teacher, I think. It creates the room to grow, do more, do better. It creates a feeling of safety and belonging that in turn create an environment in which to create.

I'm depositing this gift here because that has been my experience of the participants in One Deep Breath and now One Single Impression. Together we seek to build up rather than tear down. May that spirit be the air we breathe on this site.