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Should You? (gestures of love and compassion)

Open the door for an elderly person
At the store on a blistery day.

Nod with acknowledgment and say have a nice day
To the tired and overworked clerk bagging your wares.

Blow a kiss to the crying child in the cart
Catch it in the air if he blows one back.

Reach for that product way up on that shelf
The shorter person struggles to get for himself.

Smile at a stranger as you pass them by
Speaking good mornings make them wonder why.

Pull out the chair for your lady to seat
Pour her glass of wine when ready to eat.

Pour that cup of coffee for your spouse
Bring it too them, set it down.

Offer to take off that stuck lid on the jar
When they are struggling with it, its too hard.

Visit a nursing home and share some laughter and wit
Amazing what you will get back from it.

Read a great story to a sick and tired soul
Memory of that special moment forever you will hold.

Kiss the bruise on a small child’s knee
Bandage it with love and play gleefully.

Join in with the song even if you do not know the words
Hum it and feel the joy the tune brings to your ears.

Say thank you to all who are deserving of so
Spread peace and love in our world.

SHOULD YOU, SHOULD YOU NOT?
SIMPLE GESTURES ARE CONTAGIOUS
WHAT A WONDERFUL GERM TO SPREAD
OUR WORLD IS FULL OF SADNESS AND PAIN
THINK, FEEL, OFFER, HONOR, SIMPLE GESTURES BEGIN
THE HEALING OF ALL, TRY IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Linmarie- written-02/13/2010
“FEATURED IN”2010

Should You? (gestures of love and compassion)

linmarie

Joined May 2009

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some things I have made a mental note of when out in the world,, doors shut in faces, frowns, grumpy clerks, crying babies ignored, the list goes on and on, these are just a few I wanted to share,, what a difference we could make in this world with simple gestures of kindness and acknowledgment.

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