Heartstrings: 03.18.15

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love,
which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.
~ Rumi

Oh my heart is so full when I see this photo. Such kindness! And a powerful use of creativity!

Window washers around the country continue what is fast becoming a popular tradition to help put a smile on the faces of sick children. News outlets regularly report seeing Superheroes, such as Captain America, Spiderman and Batman washing windows at children’s hospitals, in an effort to cheer up the young patients.

While it’s hard to say which hospital started the trend a few years back, many children’s hospitals have taken to asking their window washers if they wouldn’t mind sporting tights, capes and masks for a day to surprise and delight patients. Window-washing crews in Pennsylvania (pictured above), Tennessee, Alabama, California and elsewhere have all joined the fun.

Doctors interviewed say they have no scientific research to back the positive effects of such events, but many feel the “Superhero Day” events and the positive feelings it inspires can help the hospital’s young patients heal. There is power in laughter and joy and excitement! And many of the workers say they feel they get even more out of it!

Simply wonderful.

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Window washers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh