Adding Rainbow Goodness.
Giving back to the world,
Helping Communities &
Coloring other’s lives happy ~
That’s what I’m thinking about today!
About how when we spread joy to others,
it’s magical how it soars in a perfect circle
right back to us.
I always wanted to make a difference in this
life, to help and inspire others. It’s one of the
main reasons I chose my career working in critical
care at the hospital.
I think giving to the world makes our spirits complete and gives our lives purpose. Whether it’s a small thing like opening doors for someone, letting another driver in your lane during busy traffic or something larger like starting a joy rebellion or “The Heidelberg Project”, it all creates positivity and collectively keeps the circle of good going ’round.
Tyree Guyton began what is known as “The Heidelberg project”. He grew up in Detroit on Heidelberg street. Tired of seeing all the crime occuring in neighboring abandoned houses, he began to paint them vibrant colors and decorate them with eclectic, brightly painted objects that he found discarded.
In doing so, crime decreased and many drug dealers moved away. He created homes for those who had none and has done tremendous things for the community.
I had the priviledge of spending a day there with my friend, Kris photographing the amazing project in inner city Detroit. In fact, we are planning another visit this summer to photograph and to visit a family that we met there. The family that we met were amazing and have lived in the block of the Heidelberg Project for about 50 years, observing the transformations. At one point they were planning to move due to all of the crime until Tyree changed that!
I am inspired by this man and this project and it makes my spirit sing knowing that we really can change things for the good.
Let’s keep sprinkling rainbow goodness,
growing the good,
and making a positive difference!
Are you with me?