By Marc Hammes
Julie Bell has become a well known vendor in her 2 years at the Monroe Farmers Market. Her bright smile and quick hello to everyone has made her booth, Scattering Kindness, a popular spot. Julie’s goal (while generating income) is to motivate and inspire customers to scatter kindness.
This “peaceful guru” started making hemp bracelets and necklaces 20 years ago for herself, family and friends. She took a break from her creations to have her son, Ian, who also helps at the market. Julie started making them again one day, when she saw friend’s necklace with a “You Got This” charm. This charm pushed her to begin making jewelry again.
Bell’s jewelry making has expanded to necklaces, bracelets, wraps, and key chains. All of these are made from inspirational medals, hand dyed silks, beads, and more. She continues to help others be inspired to scatter kindness in other people’s lives. For the last 2 years, Julie has given away bracelets to customers attending the July 4th Farmers Market. Her newest program is to create the “Scattering Kindness Effect”, much like the idea of pay it forward. Each month, customers may email her to nominate someone special to receive a free gift of kindness.
Julie Bell’s kindness shows in her jewelry, business, and in her mantra of “Be Kind” and “Spread Kindness”. What better words to live by? Come visit the Scattering Kindness booth at the market this week, and get inspired!