I went on a magical mission (click if you can’t see the video). Magical missions are creative acts to brighten up a place. They are the translation of your happy daydreams to the real world. They add playfulness and zest to the everyday. They make people smile, hope and dream. They could take the form of a 1000 origami paper cranes, painting stains on the street, or creating wishing balloons. Let me expand on that last one.

Helium balloons have always fascinated me. Their natural tendency is to float while everything else on earth seems to fall. Their colours are uplifting (pun intended). When you release them they will do nothing less than travel the world and explore it with grace and perspective. They almost seem magical objects that flew over from a fairy tale land and accidently ended up in our hectic, grey world.

Now, you may have wished upon a star. But have you ever wished upon a balloon? The principle is the same: you stare into the sky in awe of its grandness while focussing on that one sparkling point in the air. You gather your dreams and carefully dig up your deepest desires. You formulate a wish, give it wings and let it float away.

You have the power, with the simplest means, to create magic in this world. Everything is here for you to use in any way you wish. Whether it is coloured rubber combined with light gas, or a small piece of paper folded in a certain way. Without you these things are materials without any meaning. With you, they can become tokens of hope, encouragement, kindness and love.

[Also, today is the last day you can enter the kindness kit giveaway.]


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    March 7, 2014 at 11:20

    I cannot tell you what my face looked like and what my heart felt like while I was watching this. It’s so sweet and so inspiring and you’re just an amazing person with so much love to spread around! I’m very happy the world has you. ^-^

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      March 7, 2014 at 12:04

      Ahh, thank you Carly. That means a lot :) Sometimes it is difficult to know if your projects are making a difference or not, and just reading your comment confirms me to keep doing what I do. Thank you :)

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    Marta Chan

    March 7, 2014 at 22:46

    Gosh marielle, you are such a creative person! This is adorable, I was with chicken skin the whole video, well done! Keep sharing the love, the world needs more marielles ♥

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      March 8, 2014 at 11:21

      :) Hopefully these videos brings the inspiration to create more marielles ;) or at least people who hope to change the world by using their creativity.

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    March 8, 2014 at 03:32

    these posts are awesome :)
    thanks for spreading joy and kindness :)

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    Uncustomary Art

    March 8, 2014 at 09:29

    !!!!!!! Watching that guy release the purple balloon just made my life. STOP STEALING MY HEART, you beautiful beast.

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      March 8, 2014 at 11:23

      Hahaha but I like stealing peoples hearts! It’s one of my favourite pass-times ;)

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    Nerd Burger

    March 8, 2014 at 20:35

    I loved this one. So many happy kids and wishes. :)

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    March 11, 2014 at 14:54

    This video made me smile. It’s wonderful to see how the smallest gestures can brighten a day. :)

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    March 19, 2014 at 13:11

    Ik zag deze post op Lisaneleeft en ik werd er helemaal blij van, wat súperleuk! En je blog is ook heel erg leuk, wat een creatieve ideeen, ik ga je volgen!


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