This is a guest post from Karen Palmer, the founder of The #Globalkindness Revolution.
When I began my online shows in 2014 I felt like a person on an island of kindness. I was hearing so many horrific stories in the media and decided to learn how to use social media for a greater good. I found that setting my intention and focusing on finding stories of compassion, kindness, and peace open doors I didn’t even see before.
My show #Globalkindness #GoingViral has grown and the audience has expanded and the events are now everywhere. I now have several shows on www.facebook.com/spiritualitygonewild please visit and check it out my girlfriends and I are the #GratitudeGirls and our channel is programmed to bring more compassion, gratitude, joy, kindness, and peace on Earth.
This blog will be a place for people to hear about the good news and ways they can get involved. One thing I have learned in this journey of spreading kindness is I am not alone, there are so many who feel the same but don’t know what to do. This will be your answer. Reach out to me if you would like to be featured. I was blessed to hear about Notes for Notes and will be working to bring their mission to the masses. I would love to share their latest project and ask you to please share about it on all your social media.
I am a founding member of WorldKindness USA, and I am helping cities across the nation become WorldKindness Cities by working with schools, businesses, after-school programs and many other sectors to bring kindness back to all communities. I am the Goodwill Ambassador for my hometown in California and Notes For Notes was my next stop. I am grateful to say Kris Ehrman is looking into joining with 20 of their studios nation-wide.
I visited both of the Santa Barbara studios with my vision for a musical adventure in mindfulness. It all started a few months ago when I reached out to www.notesfornotes.org with my idea of helping kindness go viral…
“I want to make kindness go viral!” I said and shared my mission of empowering people to make a difference in helping other organizations that are dedicated to helping our world.
I then pulled out a musical activity coloring book that I created called #WorldKindness Day Is Happening, an activity based method book that can be used as a way to connect, play, and sing with family and friends. “It’s to help raise the levels of joy, love, kindness, and peace on Earth.” .
It’s all in effort to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of World Kindness Day happing on November 13th, 2018 and the launching of http://www.worldkindnessusa.org which launches July 2018.
“The song [ World Kindness] was written at the time when all the tragic fires and mudslides were happening and I thought …I am just one person, what difference can I make?”
That was when it hit me. I could use social media to spread messages of kindness and hope for those who felt left out.. with or without a natural disaster.
“I am just one person, what difference can I make?”
– Karen Palmer
We scheduled the first two sessions at Santa Barbara East, where we recorded the instrumental tracks with David Rojas at the controls. Palmer and Rojas completed the song with the help of local musicians Ray Pannell and Tompeet Frederiksen to a make a solid backing track for future World Kindness Programing.
One of the things I shared about my musical influences: Kenny Loggins, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Poet, Prince Ea. The song was also inspired by Adam Sandler and Weird Al Yankovic. I love to create a mindful-parody spin on popular songs and to write words that remind us that we’re all actually connected to one another. Music and Dance helps us prove this point regularly.
Now weeks into the project, we have a core group of singers that are working towards the goal of producing a lyric music video together.
“Working with Notes for Notes has been a dream come true. Everyone has been amazing to work with. The guidance and knowledge everyone has, has made this experience easy and effortless. You’ve all become like family to me, each adding their own creative genius to our beautiful masterpiece. And the singers were wonderful! They loved learning about the power of compassion, gratitude, and kindness.”
– Karen Palmer.
Our next steps are to complete final vocal takes and mix the song. We have scheduled our video shoot for July 11th and we hope to have the video edited and ready to GO VIRAL in time for the International World Kindness Day movement that will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on November 13, 2018. Stay Tuned we will have more to share with you soon.
I am truly honored to write this blog and help add to the love, light, and peace in our world. I hope you will receive my free gift to you in my bio it is for you to manifest your dreams and I would love to hear in the comments anything you are dreaming about or are doing in your corner of the world to add some kindness.
Karen Palmer’s bio:
Karen Palmer is the mom who made a wish and started a kindness revolution. She is the founder of The #Globalkindness Revolution which networks with many to co-create a kinder and more loving world. She has been nick-named The Queen Of Globalkindness, and is also known as a Modern Day Mystical Mr.Rogers who uses music, meditation ,mindful practices, and mantras for empowerment of all ages. You can receive manifest your dreams for free at www.globalkindnesstv.org/dream
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