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Send a little lovely out into the world



a tiny epiphany during a recent sunrise….

My friend Rachel told me she likes to plant a seed every day.     Isn’t that nice?

I’ve been thinking about it. If we put a little somethin-somethin out in the world everyday, a small chunk of goodness or a kind thought or the seed-spark of an idea that will help light someone up in the future, then imagine how these tiny gifts might spur on other tiny gifts…..


It’s a happiness pyramid scheme, but free and positive. sweet!!

The ripple effect.

Or that butterfly wing thing…

go do a little somethin today……

put a little lovely out into the world.

you are the best!



Author: lynnwhipple

I am a girl and an artist. Short list of things I love: art, artists, painting, collage, mixed media, funny stuff, altered photographs, all things outdoors, freedom, smart stuff,music, writing, orange dogs and one eyed cats, all animals, chocolate, color, laughing, ideas, creativity, games, learning, dancing, yoga, summer, night time, cell phones and sneezing.

19 thoughts on “Send a little lovely out into the world

  1. Well there you go… Seed planted, already flowering.
    Thank you, spreader of good things!

  2. What a lovely post!
    All my best to you,

  3. i love this idea!
    love it love it love it!

  4. We can call this the Whipple Ripple effect! One thing I read recently was about being impatient at a red light. The author suggests praying or sending nice thoughts out while waiting. Our reds here are rather long, so I tried it. And it does help. Not only are positive thoughts going out, it makes for a calmer driver and passes the time! A very simple thing!

    • Hey Delia!
      I love that idea, we are sitting there anyway, might as well make something positive of it! The whipple ripple! thats funny 🙂

      My old yoga teacher, Steve, told us to tune in and notice how we, and the other drivers around us, fidget while we are at a stop light. He said just try and sit still and breath. No hurry.

      Well, it was amazing to see how much I fiddled with the radio, or my hair, or my phone……and looking around so many others were doing the same thing.

      Why not appreciate something or send out good thoughts like you said. Or notice the sky, that’s always good. And breathing. just breathing. easy peasy.

      Great to hear from you!
      love to the boys!!

  5. I have a friend who used to take her junk mail and turn it into art, then return it to the soliciting company in their postage paid envelope.

    I want to ponder this more. The seed idea is lovely. I need to discover something more me.

    Thanks for the good thoughts,


  6. hahaha! talk about turning it around!
    thanks Barbara, I want to ponder more myself!

  7. Matthew here……………….hi…..I got nothing…

  8. How lovely,
    I watched your video that Jenny Doh linked to, and then I found your blog and now I have watched this video.

    I love the sound of planting the seed every day. It seems to me that thanks to blogging and other social networking finding beautiful kindred spirits like yourself gets easier and easier.

    Your blog is beautiful and your messages are inspiring. So lovely to meet you.

    • Dear Karen,
      So nice to meet you too! I found your blog very inspiring, thank you for sharing. I am glad you mentioned the planting a seed every day, sometimes I forget, so right now, i am going to plant a little seed in my own mind, to come up with a way to thank all the kindred spirits out in the world, who care about sharing the things they find inspiring and funny or interesting. Maybe I will make them all a thank you card!!! OK, maybe one big card for everybody! hahah!
      have a great day!

  9. hi lynn,
    this is a lovely thought. so simple and so beautiful. i’m inspired. thanks for sharing and spreading the love :O)
    big hug to you,

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