This blog is a little different and I hope you love it as much as I do! In September 2019, my beautiful colleague & friend Louise travelled to New York City on the trip of a lifetime to visit her son, who lives and works there. Louise and I came up with the idea at the same time - why not take some hearts to the Big Apple and share some photos on the 1000 Hearts website?? I'd been wanting to do some kind of global story for ages, so this was the perfect opportunity. I thought it would be a bit of fun - what I didn't predict was how powerful these images and stories would be. Over to Louise...
"I travelled to New York City in the fall of 2019 to visit family and came up with the idea of giving out some of Sarah’s 1000 Hearts to random strangers for the purpose of spreading joy, kindness and connection.
New Yorkers seem to love Australians, so whilst I had to initially move out of my comfort zone to approach someone, as soon as I introduced myself and said that I was from Australia, without exception, I was met with big smiles and friendliness. I would then proceed to explain the 1000 Hearts Kindness Project and follow it up with a request for a photo – again,this was met with genuine interest and consistent willingness to be photographed….not a single knock back!
The collection of pics from my time in New York City feature Hearts in iconic New York places, buildings and situations as well as all the wonderful people that were happy to oblige my request for a Heart pic.
Sharing Hearts in New York added a special dimension to my trip that I would not have experienced otherwise. For me, it reinforced a connection that links us all together, a sense of oneness that can often be triggered by a conversation, a kind and caring interaction….a handmade little Heart.
Enjoy the stories and pictures of Hearts In New York!