the magic is out…
May 11, 2012
I released 2 new kindness projects out into the world yesterday. It is so exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. There is this feeling like -
“Oh my God, I hope it works, I hope it takes off…do you think people will actually do it?!! “
“Oh it doesn’t even matter, I just HAD to do it, come what may! and JORGE, can you imagine all those sweet magic wands out in the world? “
Those 2 phrases go on repeat in my head for the first day…but today, things are settling and kindness is moving despite my crazy head conversations.
So here are the projects:
The Magic Wand Project is a social kindness experiment inviting people to discover what they love and care about in their city and community…AND consider where they might share their magic to make the place we live better.
We left 100 Magic wands all over the city with the note attached:
MAGIC! The Magic Wand found you, yep YOU!
So tell me, If you could be part of one thing to create GOOD in RVA (or your city),
WHAT WOULD IT BE?
We then asked people to tell us here at KindnessGirl and then leave the wand somewhere else for the next person to find.
You can read more about it here.
The Magic Wand Project For Kids is a project where kids can discover their kindness magic can change our world! We left 100 Magic Wands at playgrounds, parks, libraries and other places kids might find them.
We attached this note:
The Magic Wand of Kindness found you, yep YOU!
“Magic doesn’t come from the world, it comes from people, and their kindness, that’s where magic comes from.” -Jack, age 7.
Your mission: Discover your magic and do 3 acts of kindness. Send us pictures or share your kindness adventures at
After you are done, give this wand to a friend or leave it for another kid to find. Have fun!
You can read more about the project here.
It’s going to take a little bit of time to get the projects rolling but I was SUPER stoked when someone on Twitter (my new friend Sarah!) had already found a wand and sent me this pic!
Then I went to take a kid’s wand to my children’s school this morning thinking they could pass it around and get some kindness going when the very rad art teacher Anne suggested ALL the kids make wands to leave in their neighborhoods and playgrounds. Just like that, kindness wands doubled in the world.
SOoooo, I don’t know what is happening you guys, but something is definitely happening…and it’s changing everything.