Building ThatSkyWish — The importance of kindness during hardships
About two years ago, thatgamecompany released Sky: Children of The Light; and it was truly something else.
I remember the first time I played the game; the visuals, the audio, the stories, and the way the game were designed is something new to me.
The game emphasizes on the journey (pun intended), friendships, kindness, and sacrifices. I met people from all over the world, learned their culture, their languages, and some of their struggle.
It was December 2020 — I was sitting in and having my cup of coffee. I’ve seen how Covid changed our lives; some people lost their beloved ones; some people lost their jobs. It was then I thought to myself, it would be nice to be able to send support to those people.
That’s when I started working on the concept of ThatSkyWish — a place where you can anonymously send a supportive message to anyone. I managed to code the initial prototype but then I stopped working on it as I was busy with work.
Only recently, I managed to finally finish the project.
The website is available at https://thatskywish.netlify.app/ — Thanks Netlify for providing a superb hosting services.
The primary goal of the website is to spread kindness by sending heartwarming letters to anyone; hoping that our small gesture would turns sadness into smiles; turns the dark sky into a blue one; and turns the cold into warmth.
I personally enjoy opening the website and reading through the letters that people left behind. Some of them were genuinely heartwarming.
I highly suggest anyone; even if you didn’t or never played thatskygame; to write themselves a letter and leave it scattered amongst the stars. Maybe tomorrow, next week, next month, next year — your letter will reach the person, just like the light of the stars of thousand years ago; eventually reached our eyes.
So, spread kindness — even if it’s just a small letter.
So, spread kindness — even if it’s just a small smile.
So, spread kindness — even if it’s just a drop of water.
And stay strong, for every hardship there will be ease — and for every hardship, there will be ease. Here’s for a brighter tomorrow, and may 2022 and onwards be the year of kindness.