Intentional kindness

September 9, 2009

Laughter is a good life sign
Good cheer is right medicine
For those we meet on the way
Lightness brings the light
Weep with those who weep
Be fully present with joy
And give peace where it is needed
Presence is power
Learn to live in the moment
Give intentional kindness
Your life is lived in a day
That is all we have
Remembering the past days
Can help us live now
Learn from your experience
Learn also from other’s lives
Awareness is most helpful
Create internal space
© Terry S. Smith
written October 27, 2008

4 Responses to “Intentional kindness”

  1. Cathie Owens Liles said

    Today, on what would have been her 90th birthday, we ‘laid to rest’ my dear aunt Louise, who loved me in a kind & gentle & patient way. I remember well the light in her eyes & the love in her voice. Her home was ever bursting with laughter. She thought everyone needed to eat & she fed me well. She lived & loved in each moment. As the services closed today, I turned to look for her & to give her a hug, then I remembered she was not there. . .
    Your poem reminds me of her & eases my pain, thank you.

  2. Tnelson said

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    • Terry Sanford Smith said

      Thanks for your encouragement. I send these to my oldest daughter, Sara, who posts them. She set this blog up for me to post this new way of recording my thoughts from my daily time of solitude. I have been journaling since 1963 and in the last year the haiku method has been a special gift to me to respond to the great secret mystery.

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