Wednesday, July 27, 2005
simple actions - big impact
i am always inspired by the impact you can have by such a simple action as putting a sticker up on a wall. while i haven't seen one of the you are beautiful stickers, i had my own personal encounter with the message you are beautiful when i was at a conference last summer - who knows if it's related to this project or not. here's what i saw:
The reasons why street artists are doing what they are doing, in the way that they are doing it, is not simply to question their surroundings; but to provide alternative perspectives, meanings, or values to those of consumerism.
it made me stop in my tracks. wow, i thought, what a fabulous message to put on a wall. i took out my camera and snapped this picture. and i have thought of the picture many times since. the person who wrote this message, i'm fairly certain had no idea that it would travel this far, and that they would have an impact on everyone who reads this.
take a moment to consider the impact you have had through simple actions and acknowledge yourself for the difference you have made.
you never know how far your actions may travel or how big your impact may be.
dream big, -kirsten
Your comment, "Take a moment to consider the impact you have had through simple actions and acknowledge yourself for the difference you have made," is great advice.
Thanks for the mention.