April Ely

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April Ely

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Sending compassion

The May You Project was born out of a ritual that my family and I have practiced for many years. I created what we call “may-yous;” a special way of saying good night to each of my 3 kids. The “may-yous” were inspired by the Buddhist practice of loving-kindness, in which compassion is sent to one’s self and others. From this practice, “may-yous” were born and each night our kids received words of compassion before bed (“may you be happy,” “may you know how loved you are,” etc). We have sometimes used them at other times as well, such as when we see an ambulance and want to send good wishes.

I was inspired to offer these “may-yous” as a tool that other families can use as well. I am in the process of writing a children’s book about “may-yous” and creating cards that can be used at bedtime with parents and their kids.

But I also thought it would be a beautiful idea if we could spread compassion with shirts – having the message of “may-yous” near our heart for the world to see. So I have started with a message so important in this day and age, “May you be happy.” More shirts will follow with other “may-yous”, but I began with this simple and vital message with the belief that if we are happy then happiness, kindness, and compassion will naturally spread!

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  • Flag T Factory

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Provide custom screen printing and embroidery on apparel.

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