Maya Smart chats with Kindness Girl

because kindness changes everything.

This isn’t the first time nor will it be the last that we have a story on Patience Salgado. She’s been spreading the idea of Simple Acts of Kindness  through her Kindness Girl projects in our neighborhoods and the greater RVA area for years now. This time she’s caught the eye of Maya Smart and her website Maya Smart Writer at Large.

What does it mean to be a kindness worker?

It all was born out of my own need. I started long ago just leaving things in places for other people to find. In college, I would write down notes to myself, but I would put them in library books, close them and put them back on the shelf.

I was really intoxicated with the idea that I could be connected to someone I might never meet and that our only point of connection would be something good or hopeful. I was completely intrigued with that thought, so I started leaving notes all over my college. It’s not as creepy as it sounds. It grew and spread from there.

If you want to see Patience in person, if you don’t run into in the neighborhood, you can see her this weekend at the Womankind 2014 workshop being held on Saturday.

Photo: Kindness Girl

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When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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