I have been exploring what kindness means for ‘The Kindness Route’ interactive installation coming up on the weekend of May 12 and 13, 2012. Naomi Shihab Nye’s exquisite understanding of kindness inspires me to work on a series of drawings – a visual mediation on kindness. Ms. Shihab Nye’s poem is here and reproduced below. Kindness Naomi Shihab Nye Before [...]
Abigail Garcia, a young student who loved chemistry met with a fatal car accident soon after she sent Carl Zimmer, a science writer who frequently writes for the NYTimes, a picture of her tattoo marking her love for the concept of entropy. The picture was for the book ‘Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.’ A year later Mr. Zimmer [...]
More research to show the power of kindness. Study of the Day on The Atlantic website. Read Here
Results of a study to investigate the effects of “counting kindness” suggest that happy people perform more acts of kindness and that they feel more gratitude when on the receiving end of kindness. Participants in this study were asked to become more aware of their own kind behavior toward other people every day for one week. Participants were asked to [...]
Yes, unkindness is as much around as is kindness. But you know how the rock prevails in that playground pastime rock, paper, scissors? So, a kind act however small can overcome an unkind act. After all a narrow beam of light can cut through darkness.
Artists are going gaga about the idea of kindness. Lady Gaga came down to Cambridge to launch her ‘Born This Way’ Foundation. I am proud to be an HGSE alumna! Image Source: http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/19700000/Lady-Gaga-Born-This-Way-Music-Video-Screencaps-lady-gaga-19752691-1280-720.jpg Here are the ‘Born This Way’ lyrics. Last year building on the ‘Stir a Memory’ project I launched the ‘Remember Kindness’ project around the simple idea that [...]
The Remember Kindness project invites you to remember a kind act and share it in words and/or images on postcards. More at: www.rememberakindact.blogspot.com