We can change the world
one child at a time
they follow our lead
they repeat what we say
when you think they’re not watching
their eyes are open wide
Children know kindness matters
and that love should be
they will amaze you all the time.
Poemattic believes deeply in the concepts of Acts of Kindness or Passing it Forward. We are proposing that WordPress bloggers and their followers join us in the 26 Acts of kindness movement by writing poems about kindness, fostering kindness, illustrating kindness or demonstrating kindness simply by writing a 26 word poem and sending it to Poemattic to publicize. Poemattic will post all types of formats and hints for you to follow.
Follow us on twitter and post your poems there as well. These are some of the Acts if Kindness that I have heard about so far.
- Collecting Money for Newtown Families.
- Paying for prescriptions for Seniors at a local Pharmacy
- Paying tolls for total strangers
NBC and Anne Curry have posted many others. Get your inspiration for writing poems from the descriptions of the acts of kindness.
Some of my favorite quotes about kindness:
Like kindness, a smile from the heart not only purifies the human mind but also illumines the human heart. – Sri Chinmoy
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly
endless. – Mother Theresa
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. – The Dalai Lama
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. – Khalil Gibran
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted. – Aesop
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana
The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? – Arabian proverb
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never
know how soon it will be too late. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ecstasy that
our inner light
so that others
as we grow rich
compassion and love.
All it takes is one selfless
act of kindness
one moment of infinite patience
when it is totally unexpected.
– Melba Christie
How do you define joy? What are the top ten things that create joy?