The Kindness Hub is a social enterprise connecting the world through kindness. We focus on sharing stories of wholesome goodness across the world, recognizing in full force that connection is only a conversation away!
Hello! I’m Heather Miller and I’m a social engineer, a speaker, a coach, an artist, and a human being.
Well to tell you the truth I never intended for this to be a company. I started handing out notes when I was just 15 years old. I would take little paint cards with me that you could get at Bunnings, or any hardware store, and I would write people notes on the train, on the bus, and in my neighborhood. I grew up in Sydney, Australia, where there was a very high volume of violence and crime. As a kid I remember walking home from school and feeling unsafe wishing that I knew my neighbors and I didn’t have to feel scared just walking down the road.
It was at 15 years old that I realized that if I want to live in a place that was beautiful and kind with people that care then I need to first be that person who cared. So I saved up all my pocket money at the time and I created a kindness postcard. On one side the card said “I just wanted to let you know that someone out there cares about you” and on the back I wrote “p.s. You’re loved.”
I spent a couple of days walking around to every house in my neighborhood (some people even yelled at me for coming near their houses) and I put this post card in their mailboxes with the mentality that I was working on creating the amazing neighborhood that I wished to live in.
That was very much the start of these notes. From that moment on I made it a point to carry a little box with paint cards, blue tac, and a pen. I'd write notes and put them up at school, I’d leave them up on the bus and in the trains, and I’d walk around and hand them to people. For about two years I did this daily and sometimes even got my friends to join in with me.
Eventually one of my most amazing mentors, Carolyn Sampson, asked me, “Heather, what prevents other people from handing these cards out? Do they want to?” and I said, “Yeah people always think it's a great idea but they always say they don't know what to say.” Realizing that, I in fact, knew what to say and I could facilitate acts of kindness for other people, this conversation ended up being one of the most important conversations of my life.
Carolyn actually ended up coming up with the Pebble Pack name as well. The reason we picked this name was because every single time you throw a pebble into the water it creates a ripple far beyond what you could ever envision. Just one act of kindness can spark an entire ripple across the world. You never truly know how many ripples you’re going to create with one simple act of kindness.
The Kindness Hub is providing a vehicle for people to create the world that they want to live in. We want to do our very best to make sure that no one feels like they're not seen, not important or not good enough.
I realized a long time ago that it's one thing for me to hand the cards out by myself. But I cannot change the world alone. What we can do as The Kindness Hub is we can inspire so many people to change their own worlds and that’s where real impact happens.
That’s when the ripples will go far and wide...
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