#KWCHALKPROJECT

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A few months ago I was casually scrolling through my Instagram feed and you know how these things go, one click leads to another, then another, and another… it’s never-ending.  Any who, SuperLoveTees, an account I follow had posted this pic and it caught my eye.  I also instantly fell in love with the hashtag #chalklovebomb.

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So I clicked on the Instagram user @ladysadye and found this amazing account of brightly colored sidewalk chalk inspirational masterpieces!

I have been looking for a way to be creative and inspiring at the same time so I decided to start my own chalk project here in the Southernmost City:  The #KWCHALKPROJECT

A few weeks ago I ordered myself some Crayola sidewalk chalk and decided to drop my first #chalklovebomb in Key West.  I’m addicted.  Having this creative outlet has been a great way for Skyy and I got get out into the community, walk the different neighborhoods and sprinkle good vibes along the way.  Lately as we’ve been listening to Oldies Party Radio on Pandora as we stroll the hoods; it makes people smile and has been resulting in spontaneous dance parties along the way (how can you not dance to Boogie Shoes?!)

Check out some of the sunshine I’ve been shoveling lately…

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IMG_0398My hospice patient (I’m a volunteer) told me I was going to get arrested for vandalism.  I told her I was going to drop a chalk love bomb on her doorstep 🙂  Happy Super Soul Sunday!  Cheers to channeling your inner five year old and tagging sidewalks.

 

Compliment 911!

Take 3 minutes and 28 seconds to watch this video, it will make you smile, and, if you are anything like me, probably cry (but a happy cry, not a sad cry):

Happy #SuperSoulSunday!  Sundays are my absolute favorite day of the week so I thought that I’d share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE websites, Soul Pancake.

The creators describe Soul Pancake as “Our brain batter of art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor is designed to open your mind, challenge your friends, and feel damn good.”  To me, Soul Pancake is many things, including my daily source of inspiration.  I peruse the site daily and love the “feel good feeling” that it evokes within me.

Today my inspiration comes from one of the activities featured on Soul Pancake called Compliment 911!  The instructions were simple:

Soul Pancake Activity #92:  Compliment 911!

Step 1: Jot down a time you needed a compliment.
Step 2: Give yourself a compliment.
Step 3: Write down a compliment for someone else.
Step 4: Go fishing in the comments section for compliments 🙂

So naturally I did just that.  Here’s my response:

1.  Tuesdays.
2.  You make me smile and inspire.
3.  Thank you for being born, you make my world a better place.
4.  Gone Fishing!  (My favorite compliment I found was:  you are a great loving heart and sparkling snow and burning sun and a shade of a shed and you are your favourite Radiohead song and an overwhelming pool of cute little things)

Also while on SoulPancake this morning I stumbled, as I often do, upon the cutest website, Emergency Compliment.  It was the inspiration for the activity above and for my post today:

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Compliment I received today courtesy of Emergency Compliment. Love!

You see there are two parts to a compliment.  Part 1 is giving compliment; part 2 is accepting the compliment.  So often we have trouble accepting compliments given to us by others and I don’t understand why. All it takes is a good old fashion ‘thank you’.   In hopes of starting a domino effect of compliment accepting I’ll start with accepting the compliment above (duh!); THANK YOU!

The bottom line is that compliments are good karma.  They make other people feel good about themselves and bring a smile to your face because you are making someone else happy.  Imagine if we could harness the power of compliments… talk about clean, renewable energy!