Kindness Display at the UM Township Library

On Friday I put up my kindness display. I decided to display the tattoo #2 after all because that was the ultimate act of kindness that day. I know most people don’t associate tattoo shops and artists with kindness, but I am one to break stereotypes (and taboos apparently).

So far, it’s been well received. Many people walked up to me as I was putting the display up saying we need more kindness in this world AND as we head into a bitter election year, Americans need kindness more than ever. AND as the orange buffoon that sits in the oval office bombed Iran, we need kindness more than ever. I hope my display will inspire kindness and I can’t wait to post updates throughout January.

I found out why my Happiness Box Project Instagram was deleted. Apparently, I was “buying likes.” Not really, but if too many fake or bot accounts follow you, Instagram may think of you as suspicious. Instagram wants genuine content and meaningful interaction. I was giving genuine and meaningful, but whatever.

I deactivated my personal account. So far, it’s been peaceful and I’m not sure if I will return. Maybe in a month or two I’ll reevaluate because I do keep in touch with others. However, Instagram rubbed me the wrong way by deleting something that was genuine and meaningful. Appeal is pending.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

3 thoughts on “Kindness Display at the UM Township Library”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    How’s your cold at this hour? Better, I hope. I’m sorry you had a bad experience with Instagram. I have found that the rules on social media sites are arbitrary, and it usually does no good to question their decisions and try to get them reversed. I needed to delete dozens of homemade videos that I uploaded to YouTube after I got two strikes against me for copyright infringement. Yet many other YouTubers routinely upload content that is not their own and nothing happens to their accounts. Oh well.

    Your kindness display is lovely and I’m happy to know it is well received. I applaud you for breaking stereotypes. Fasten your seat belt. It is going to be an ugly election year, I’m afraid. As First Lady Michelle Obama stated, ““When they go low, we go high.” Keep spreading kindness and setting an example for others to follow.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend JM!


    1. Hi Tom,

      Mucinex helped, though I can’t taste or smell. I’m just hoping I can sleep tonight since it’s back to work tomorrow.

      Also, no more Benadryl when sick. I had a panic attack last night. Benadryl didn’t really knock me out and made the not being able anxiety worse. I have a humidifier and calming mantra for tonight .

      You’re very right, dear friend. I’ve found the same thing. At first, I thought because I tagged my tattoo artist in a post and some other people that made the year, but who knows. It’s odd and not worth my time to worry.

      I’m ready! Mom supports Trump, dad regrets his vote. I’m trying to keep positive.

      Thank you, same to you dear friend!


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