As we learned in the colorful episode of The Powerpuff Girls, Mime for a Change…
Love Makes the World Go ‘Round.
In that spirit, when I saw the following messages pop up in my Facebook newsfeed, written by my cyber-friend Natali, I knew it was time to break out the crayons and channel my inner Bubble.
This was the first message I saw –
**NOTE: THIS IS A MONTH + LONG EVENT!!! ATTENDANCE AT THE CAFE FOR ANY PART OF IT IS NOT REQUIRED!**
We are starting 2015 out with some LOVE. ALL OF IT. We will be organizing a HUGE BOMBING OF LOVE throughout Milwaukee and cities across the world.
That’s right- world.
This whole damn world needs some more love and we’re about to drop it all over the place. More details will be coming, join the event to learn how you can get involved- whether it’s making hearts or organizing a “drop” in your city.
If you’re interesting in making hearts, donating supplies for hearts (yarn, felt, etc), or heading up an event for this in your town- let us know!!
Hearts used can be any color, any size, any shape. They can be made from any material that you can think of. Attached to each heart will be a word or message.
More details coming soon!
Then this –
All About The Love-A-Thon
Hello and Happy New Year my Love-A-Thonians!!!
Seeing this spread and seeing so many people join has made me so happy.
Our family motto is “We’re all about the love.” We’ve been doing Random Acts of Love for years now. Both of these play a big part in the cafe. This year we wanted to go big with our love spreading.
And we need your help.
Last year, my daughters and I crocheted hearts and strung words and phrases on them (love, hope, laughter, understanding, huggles, etc) And then hung the hearts all over a tree down in our village square with a sign that said “Take What You Need.”
We heard back from several people how much they needed it.
This year we want to take on as many trees, park benches, gates, bust stops- anywhere you can think of. Places that look like they are in need of a little love.
We want to see signs in business windows that say #AllAboutTheLove. Let’s see how much bullying, hatred, misunderstanding we can help wipe away with a small gesture. Let’s flood the news and online with actions of love rather than injustice and sadness.
I’ll be posting patterns for hearts- felt, crochet, knit, printable paper. It doesn’t matter! The brighter the better. Doesn’t need to be red!
I talked to my girls, and we’ve come up with a couple of possible ideas of how we can spread the love. I’ll post about it when we get our plans crayoned in. In the meantime, I leave you with invaluable advice from the very wise, Bubbles –
Open your eyes and take in everything that you see,
Look at all the colors, red, yellow, blue, & green,
We can take an airplane and fly across the globe,
Look down upon the colors, c’mon everyone, let’s go!
La La Love, La La Love makes the world go round!