…after 12 amazing years of the World Kindness Concert, it is, very sadly, time to let it go! This has been a VERY tough decision!
…over the years i have organized many events and done many things to create community and bring people together, but the WKConcert has been the hardest to let go of because i always saw it’s potential for going global – the great thing is that although it stayed local, i really believe in the ripple effect of kindness and therefore the Concert has touched hearts all over the world :-)….even if you never came to it, but just by being a part of my life has been an inspiration for me.
…i organize things like the WKConcert because i really believe in us getting to the ’cause’ of why we bully, abuse nature & animals, and, most importantly, why we beat ourselves up and hurt ourselves! After my many bicycle trips around North America i have seen that people’s hearts are dying from a lack of community – i feel we are disconnected from our own hearts and, as a result, disconnected from others.
…sadly, with the World Kindness Concert, we never got the funding we had always hoped for….unfortunately, to take this event to a higher level, it is necessary! …i was always amazed that no big company stepped forward to put their name behind a Concert for raising awareness for a kinder world, but as i look back i realize that attracting funding isn’t one of my strengths. i do know in my heart i did do my very best!
…i first want to thank Jonas & Jeanette soooooo much for stepping up after the first 10 years and taking over as ‘Producers’ – they not only saved the Concert, but they took it to a much higher level and showed that it was a world-class event. i will forever be grateful, not only for their skill & talent, but for the tremendous ‘heart’, commitment, and passion they put into whatever they do! Please check out www.kindnessrocks.net and see what they have created in schools that is touching thousands of children & youth!:-)
…i want to thank all the volunteers, performers, attendees, sponsors, and all you others who were of support from a distance! Just like sponsor-partners, we all have so many choices and i just hope we all get involved somewhere! Often, i have been of little support to other people’s special events for creating a healthier world (either by not attending or not being supportive with funds), and so i totally understand that we all have many choices.
…i’m presently working on a new book and i’d like to get out more with my speaking at conferences, businesses, schools, etc. and i may do some smaller concerts to support our AMAZING local and very talented singers & musicians. My new book will be coming out in the Fall and i’ll be doing my first ever book launch with a publishing company – very exciting 🙂 – i will probably tie it in with a concert – i’d LOVE to see you there. i’ll let you know more soon.
…i want to wish you all the very best on your journey – i really hope you, and those close to you, are happy and healthy, and i hope that you will allow me to stay in touch with you by staying on my data base….i will let you know if i plan on organizing any community events and i always love to hear not only what you are up to, but how you are doing.
THANKYOU again, for being a very important part of my life – in one way or another! PLEASE pass this info on through Facebook, etc. to others i can’t reach to let them know that the World Kindness Concert has been cancelled, but we’ll all, hopefully, keep doing our best to be KIND!:-)
with gratitude & love,