A few days ago I found out that the author and joyous liver-of-life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal has terminal cancer and not long to live.

Amy published a heartbreaking and beautiful piece in the New York Times Modern Love column titled, “You May Want to Marry my Husband,” which is a loving tribute to him in the form of a dating profile. It’s hard to read without weeping, but read it, please.

Amy is author of “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” “Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal,” “Plant a Kiss,” and more.

Those of you who have been following me and Simply Celebrate for a long time may remember that in 2012 and 2013 I hosted Plant a Kiss Days in honor of Amy. Women bloggers planned a variety of kind acts in the world and then shared their stories on April 29, Amy’s birthday.

We are reviving Plant a Kiss this week in order to send Amy love and light by offering the world kind acts.

Will you join us?


How you can participate:

Commit to sending a Love List to someone with cancer or to a caregiver of someone with cancer the week of March 7-14 in honor of Amy. 

Or, choose a kind act of your own:

  • Donate “Plant a Kiss” to Project Night Night or a children’s charity.
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood park.
  • Hand out flowers on the street to strangers.
  • Hide art for people to find.
  • Visit someone in a nursing home.
  • Cook dinner for someone who is lonely or ill.
  • Fill in the blank with your own kindness idea: __________!


Tell me about it. 
Will you email me to tell me you are committing to this?




One more important thing:
My own Plant a Kiss Day kindness is that am offering three free Love List Creation Sessions to people who want to create a Love List for someone with cancer or a cancer caregiver.

I talk to you on the phone for 30 minutes to brainstorm your Love List items and promise you at least ten to twenty items for your list. I will then send a PDF you can print for your friend or loved one.

I love doing these Love List coaching + creation calls. I’ll give the sessions to the first three people who email me and tell me for whom they want to create the list.

In love + kindness,

Plant a Kiss art is copyright Amy Krouse Rosenthal and HarperCollins Publishing.