I was pleasantly surprised of all the positive feedback I received from you on my Poppies of Endearment project. I cannot tell you how much your feedback encouraged me to go into this project with even more fire and soul.
Also, you have inspired me to give you a deeper understanding of how and when this idea came to me. That way you will have more insight in why I am doing this Poppies of Endearment project.
Feeling helpless and powerless
At times, when I look around me and see how human beings hurt, fight and kill each other, I hang my head and try to understand why.
Fear and hate are capable of motivating people to commit atrocious crimes against humankind.
When I hear or see what cruelty occurs, I feel so helpless… so powerless. And I ask myself, what can I do? How can I help?
How can little me possibly fight this evil that hurts us?
The power of little me
While once again feeling helpless and powerless, I wished that I could place a flower in people’s hearts and make it bloom. And I daydreamed that with every blooming flower, the scent of pure love would be released.
If I can wish it, if I can dream it then ultimately I can make it tangible and make it happen.
I feel no longer helpless and powerless. Little me can actually do something and help to make a change.
Little me has the power to make a difference.
In the beginning there was a single little poppy. Then came another one. And another one…
And soon there were plenty!
The more poppies I make, the more abundance I create and the more empowered I feel to spread the love.
The power of me. The power of you. The power of us.
I can only hope that this Poppies of Endearment project will inspire you to do something similar.
This is not MY project. This is also YOUR project if you wanted to.
Once I finished my 100th poppy, I will release them into the world in clusters of 3 and a message in my own words will be attached to them.
I will take a picture of where I release them, and I will post what message I attach to them.
If you are inspired to do the same, let me know about it. Send me your picture and send me your message you have attached. It does not have to be a knitted poppy. It can be whatever you want it to be.
This is not only about the power of little me. This is about the power of you, and ultimately, the power of us.
Lastly, I want to tell you that I firmly believe in the goodness of mankind.
I strongly believe in our ability to love.
I strongly believe in our ability to do good.
I strongly believe in our ability to inspire, to encourage and to create beautifully.
This strong belief is what makes life worth living for me. Because life is truly beautiful and grand, and I am determined to keep it that way.
Thank you for reading and until the next entry.