Sahara Damore inspires us to pay it forward with her ingenious Heart is Hot hearts. I discovered Sahara on twitter recently and totally dig what she is up to. Sahara created these beautiful recycled glass hearts as a way to help us follow our hearts, create connection and change the world.
You can purchase a heart online and then pass it on to someone in an inspired moment. Each heart has a unique number (the one I just bought is #918) that you can log and track on her site. If you receive a heart, you can re-gift it to someone else when you’re so moved. As the heart passes from person to person, you can follow the story of how this heart touches each individual’s life. There’s one heart that has been passed 10 times and there are even hearts in Australia, Spain and Brazil!
I loved learning about what sparked this heartfelt idea and how Sahara turned that moment of compassion into a brilliant entrepreneurial venture with social change at the heart of its mission. She also donates a portion of the profits to charities.
I look forward to gifting my heart to someone very soon and to seeing the heart go on its journey. Plus, I’m going to be ordering more to have on hand at home and on-the-go (in my Butler Bag, of course!) for when I’m inspired to show my appreciation to someone, to let someone know I’m thinking of them or simply to brighten someone’s day.
What are some ways that you pay it forward? How has it impacted you and the other person?