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Heart Initiative

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 8:19 AM




What is the ♥ initiative?

The heart initiative started as me just running around throwing hearts at people, for really no reason at all. It eventually evolved into something more than that. There started to be an outpouring of people who got a small chuckle, or felt appreciated when I sent them a heart. These people started to change the way I saw communication on DA. A simple  could influence people to take a moment out of their day and just smile (or be confused - there's a number of confused people, haha).

I've made it my personal mission to send hearts to as many people as I can. And I encourage everybody else to do the same. A simple gesture, a few seconds of your time, can make a huge impact on other people's lives. This world we all live in is full of horrors, each person facing their own personal versions of horror. There is no reason why we shouldn't take literally two seconds of our time, just to show someone that we care. No only does it show other people that we care, but it shows them that we too, are human, and we are all connected.

Please take a few seconds of your time to send a  to at least one other person on DA. The difference that one ♥ can make is honestly astounding. If the person is confused, you can send them to this journal so that they understand that you sent them the heart because you're extending your care and affection. DeviantArt should not be a place where people come to and have to face drama. DeviantArt is a home away from home for so many of us, and we should treat it with the respect that this community deserves. Have a wonderful day, fellow deviant, go forth and send hearts! 

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:icondogfood66:
dogfood66 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you !! 
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem bab! Have a wonderful day.
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Nerdy-pixel-girl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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prince-o-sky Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your comment actually really confused me at first because I saw it on the mobile app where you can't click on the link
but as soon as I saw it on the desktop version and read this it totally made my day, thank you <3
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, haha! Yes I can see how that would confuse people. Maybe I should add something with the heart next time.

I'm glad it made your day! :D
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clockworkcat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Aw, well thanks for the heart! :'D
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries bab!
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ArcalCreative Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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bigboof Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
 
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MOHNOT Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
it made my day a lot nicer today, thank you! <3
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! :D I'm really glad it did.
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Earl-Greyscale Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for sending me one <3  It definitely was a pleasant surprise ;;u;;  It is amazing how powerful words, icons, even just a scribble can be.
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! I completely agree. Symbols and gestures are powerful!
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Losty-Souls Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was realy confused at first hahaha!!
but then i noticed the heart had a link

time to send it for everybody >:3c
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, a lot of people are confused at first. No worries!
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ematati97008 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, time to hit the random deviant button :);)
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful idea!
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ematati97008 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Its really making someone feel good😊😊 
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Bobbelebien Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^this dude's on the right track

(I actually hadn't thought of that yet so thanks for the idea!)
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ematati97008 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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brinrin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  New Deviant

It really did make my day <3
Thankyou@@
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries. I hope that you have another great day. (:
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celesaiira Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of the cutest things ever ;w;
I'll be sure to pass on hearts <33
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, hearts for everyone!
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Akaasi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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silent-hiII Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I really like that idea!
When I recieved your heart, I was very pleased and it instantly brighten up my day:heart:
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad it did! That's the purpose I intended for it. (:
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Bobbelebien Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, so that explains the random heart.
For what it's worth, seeing it in my inbox at random moments does still chear me up whenever I see it :heart:

I considered doing this myself but got a bit frightened by the idea of what kind of comments I could get back.
I'm always a bit anxious about getting responses

I might start doing this some time anyways ;o;
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inkblush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad that it cheered you up a bit!

&& Usually I get three types of comments, the most common one is usually a really kind or nice response (or a heart) back. The second type is just pure confusion, haha. And the type I've only gotten once or twice, was 'don't give me hearts.' Or something to that effect. 

So if I were you, I wouldn't be too worried about getting highly negative responses.
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