A pinch of joy
A dash of tenderness
A spoonful of affection
A heap of love
I received these lovely little heart shaped metal measuring spoons as a gift for participating in an art walk on Friday. This was the first time I'd ever received a gift for participation in an event and it was so meaningful. (And needed, I always seem to be losing measuring spoons!) And when I opened them up and saw the lovely saying on each handle I was overjoyed!
I've been thinking a lot about little doses of goodness lately. As a society, we are spending less and less time in direct contact with other people, with more time online. The platform for speaking critically and expressing disdain about products, services, or issues has become more accesible which coincides with our value of free thinking and expression. The downside of this is that it seems to be more difficult for people to develop impulse control with words. The motto is "If I feel it, then I have a right to say it!" without any regard for how that could make other people feel. And yes, behind every product, service, and organization, is a person somewhere. We've forgotten that too.
But rather than running from the negative of the cyberworld in this area, let's turn this accessiblity into a positive! Now, more than ever before, it is easy to deliver a "spoonful of sugar" to someone. A mobile picture, a quick email, a complimentary tweet... they seem so small.. but to the recipient it may just be what is needed to turn a day from crummy to hopeful. And for those of us in bloggerland, comments are food for our souls. They really are the only way we have of knowing whether the images and words we put out into the world are valued.
If you enjoyed this sketch, please check out other Sunday Sketchers by visiting Sophia at The Blue Chair Diary. Talk about a lovely group of people. I always look forward to connecting with this group each week.
And... if you liked those little measuring spoons.. I happend to find the same ones on Amazon. If you purchase through the link, a portion of the cost goes back to Sacred Arts Studio and the Friends in Healing community!