We’re looking for notes about compassionate acts — big and small — to share with our community in 2023. Plus, one lucky note-writer each month will be chosen to win a free copy of Patrick McDonnell’s new book Heart to Heart.
Attention fellow readers, animal lovers, kind souls, and conscious stewards of the earth: We want to hear from you!
In Patrick’s new book Heart to Heart, a collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, readers are encouraged to create a compassionate revolution — a movement that inspires us all to remember that “we are indeed all members of a single family sharing one little house.”
We believe that a compassionate revolution can be sparked by anyone, at any time, and that no gesture of kindness is too “small” to make a big difference. That’s why we want you to send us a note (or two) about how you and those you know are making the world a more compassionate place.
For example, do you set aside time to volunteer at an animal shelter or clean up litter at a local park? Did the words of a friendly stranger brighten your day? Do you have a friend who simply radiates joy? Send us a note with a story about a compassionate act that mattered to you — because it matters to us, too.
Over the next few months, we’ll pick some of our favorite notes to share on our website and across social media. We’ll also randomly select one person each month to receive a free copy of Heart to Heart.
Tips for sharing your story:
- How do I write my note? You can type it, write it by hand, or turn it into a beautiful doodle. If you prefer to create a written letter or doodle, simply snap a photo and send us the picture. Remember that shorter notes (just a few sentences) are preferred, because they’re easier for us to review and share with our community! (We also may edit it for clarity or length.) Please also include your name and location so we can give you credit!
- Where do I send my note? There are a few options. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, DM us on Instagram, or share it on Instagram with the hashtag #HeartToHeart. (Don’t forget the hashtag, otherwise we might miss it!)
- Can I send multiple notes? Yes, absolutely! However, you can only be entered once per month into our random drawing for the free book.
- What are the giveaway details? We’ll randomly select one note-writer each month to receive a free copy of Heart to Heart. Once the winner is selected, we’ll reach out directly via email or social media for shipping details. If we cannot contact the winner within three days, we will select a new monthly winner. One person will be selected each month from February 2023 through November 2023. No purchase is necessary.
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few notes from our team and our pals that we love.