The Story Behind Kindness Roots

Kindness roots.

When we show kindness to ourselves, humanity, and the environment, we grow a little deeper and stand a little stronger. 

The roots of kindness slip under barriers, climb over walls, and break new ground. They will survive unattended. But what could they become if we cultivate space for them to thrive and spread?

Founded in 2021, Kindness Roots began with the simple idea that gratitude and kindness are entwined. 

Kindness roots gratitude.

Gratitude gathers and scatters the seeds of kindness.

Gratitude gathers and scatters the seeds of kindness. Gratitude journaling and meditation help us gather, but how can we scatter and spread kindness? What if we consciously caught our gratitude, held it for a moment, but then softly released it to someone?

Kindness Roots cards encourage you to “catch and release” kindness. Carve out a few quiet moments in this noisy world to notice when someone has been kind. Reflect and write your noteworthy gratitude for the people who positively influence your life. Then put a stamp on gratitude and share it with them as your act of kindness.

Start with one card for someone special. Or join the Gratitude Card Club to begin a monthly gratitude practice. Sometimes good habits arrive in the mail.

I am super excited about starting Kindness Roots and even more thrilled with where it’s heading. I hope to see you following the @kindnessroots community and exploring ways to spread kindness to our planet, the arts, and each other.

With gratitude,

Angie Windheim, Founder and artist for Kindness Roots