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26 Acts of Kindness


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.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57560308/ann-curry-proposes-26acts-of-kindness-goes-viral/

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

 

Angels in a classroom


It saddens me and breaks my heart to learn that we have to deal with this type of horrific event once again. I was physically ill by the news. Like everyone else I could only think about my loved ones and family who have children in those grade levels. My children are grown but all I wanted to do was to see them and hug them tight.

I wrote this poem as I listened to news reports on CNN. Someone said that there were probably some angels in that school because no other explanation would suffice about how many of the children did manage to escape with only the emotional wounds. May God help them to heal. My sincere condolences to all the families and the larger community of Newtown.

 

Melba Christie

 

 

Angels in a classroom

 

There were not enough angels to go around

For the children left helpless in a school in Newtown

 

The sky was bright and forever blue

But no one knew

 

The calm would be shattered

By a soul so troubled and battered

 

The children were all babies by any definition

No parent would argue with this distinction

 

For no matter what the age of a child may be

The loss of a son or daughter, we all can agree

is something too difficult to believe

 

There were not enough angels that day to go around

The reasons for all the horror may never be found

 

What we know is that 20 more angels have been recruited

To watch from the heavens

And mingle with the stars

And their brightness will outshine all the others by far

 

Let us pray for all our children

and make sure that they know

how much we love them

and how we will do all we can

to make sure that no one ever does this again.

 

Let us not forget the teachers

who protected the children

and made the ultimate sacrifice

to put their lives first

We all need to recognize

Those teachers were real life angels in disguise.

 

 

Melba Christie