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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Be Kind

Kindness is my motivating force for life!
In honour of World Kindness Day, a poem I wrote.
My talented son put it to music!

When I grow up, here's what I'll be
An astronaut in space.
A doctor or a farmer or
An athlete in a race.
A soldier or an engineer,
A miner in a mine.
No matter what I choose to be,
I'm choosing to Be Kind.

Be Kind. Be Kind.
That's how you were designed.
Be smart, be fun, be fast on the run...
But best of all, Be Kind.

Or maybe I could be a nurse,
A fireman, or cook,
A pilot or photographer,
A writer, writing books,
A vet-rin-ar-i-an who'd help
The animals I find,
No matter what I choose to be,
I'm choosing to Be Kind.

Be Kind,
Be Kind,
That's how you were designed,
Be smart, be fun, be fast on the run...
But best of all, Be Kind.




This post is part of a monthly challenge.
Why don't you head over and visit the other participants?
You know you want to...

Karen of Baking In A Tornado: Kindness of Strangers
Dawn of Spatulas On Parade: A Kinder Gentler World
Lydia of Cluttered Genius: TheyAin’t Your Friend

15 comments:

  1. Best of all! Now more than ever before we see how much humanity is losing by not being kind.

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  2. I love it, Diane. You've said it all.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! It's something I care deeply about...

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  3. I love the kids singing the words to your poem. That was so sweet.

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    1. I actually wrote the song as part of a play, Dawn. The Three (Plus a Few) Little Pigs. I love that the cast loved this particular song!

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  4. I always told my students (several times throughout the school year) that "You will never regret being kind. You will regret being mean."

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  5. Could you imagine what our world would be like if we were kind to each other? Susan Kane above is absolutely correct.

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    1. I can! Sadly imagining is all it can be at the moment...

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  6. I love the poem. If only all the world thought like this.

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    1. I absolutely agree, River. It's my biggest 'if only'!

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  7. YES! I could see this as a children's book!!

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