These Kindness Angels, each with her own name are beautiful representatives of our human diversity and the many layers we each possess. There are 11 Angels in this limited series and a special poem accompanies each one. Hand crafted and created from repurposed materials including salvaged wood, wire, bottle caps, pull tabs and metal scrap, each Angel is unique and one of a kind. The reclaimed materials used are a reminder that even the most common, damaged or irregular items have value. The liberal use of so many bright colors is a deliberate way to symbolize how color is a wonderful conduit for revealing inner beauty and strength.
It is my hope that these Kindness Angels will spark a tiny step towards encouraging everyone to act more loving, gentler and kinder towards one another. Gloria Vanderbilt once said “we are not in this world to see through one another, but rather to see one another through.”
The pandemic may have issued in a season of darkness, but our collective light is still shining. Now more than ever, it is essential that we each share our radiant colors with those who might be in the deep shadows of life, even if that someone is us. These Kindness Angels serve as a reminder that random acts of kindness such as offering a warm smile, a supportive comment or a hug, can provide encouragement and compassion as we navigate the darkness. When someone is struggling, the positive impact kindness and love have can be life changing for all involved.
It is hard work to be human, especially in this day and time. No one has it all figured out or has a fail proof plan to follow. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the lessons learned from our mistakes, failures, hardships, heart breaks and losses provide some of the best earned knowledge to lead us forward. May we never forget to be kind and loving to one another, for you never know what someone may be experiencing.
Let’s move forward one step at a time, one day at a time. May these Kindness Angels promote more love and more kindness in our hearts.