All You Meep is Love is a kindness movement. Meeps are crocheted emotional support orbs that I send out to the world to help promote love, healing and kindness. These little creatures are experts at holding your heavy things for when life gets life-y. They are the perfect companion in your journey through your storms.
When I made the first "meep," way before they even had a name, it was just a gesture to say to someone "I see you struggling and I want you to know I am here and I care." I never expected it to be much of anything. I honestly envisioned that it would probably live in a sock drawer for some time before being forgotten and later discarded. I did not have a vision for a meep army, to be making thousands of them and sending them across the country. There had been so many times in my life I had big ideas to do things, but this was not one of those times. I never saw this coming.
Still, I couldn't help but notice the original recipient liked it. It wasn't living in a sock drawer at all. It was always in his pocket, if not in his hands. That surprised me.
So I thought, maybe I could make a few more. I knew some people dealing with life-y things, and I knew I had some healing to do myself. So I started to make yellow orbs and called them "sunshine" because I needed to bring the sun back into my life. I made two yellow sunshines: one for a friend in need of some in her life and one for a student who despite her life being really life-y, she always felt like sunshine to me. And from there, I started to make more, now in any color yarn I had. I gave them to students, to co-workers, to friends. I posted about them, mostly as a way to proclaim to the world that I was looking in the face of pain and choosing to heal myself through caring about others. I was embracing the storms I survived by choosing to get through them with love and kindness.
It was the culmination of the most profound and transformative time in my life. And every message about the meeps, every picture of someone with them was a reminder to me that we have so much power. We have the power to choose how to respond to the life-y times in our lives. We have the power to take the high road when people treat us poorly. That the things people do to us are so much a reflection of who they are and so little about who we are. So I choose to send out love, healing and kindness, because that's who I am inside. I am in awe everyday of what the meeps are doing and how all of these amazing people in my life have come out in support to help spread this message of meeps. Thank you. I feel so blessed to have you be a part of this journey with me.