in our after-school art club
the children painted kindness stones
and hid them in the garden
for other children to find
knowing it would make them smile
when they discovered these secret stones
hoping they would do the same for others
passing on their surprise and joy
upon finding a bit of kindness
left just to make them happy
and then hiding them again
for others to discover.
“a little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
on my neighborhood nextdoor site – written by a kind neighbor:
“we found a raccoon in our driveway that looks sad and is not moving.
is there anything we can do about it?”
“let us fill our hearts with our own compassion –
towards ourselves and towards all living beings.”
-thich nhat hanh
neighborhood resource fair serving detroit and hamtramck residents.
*GLOBAL DETROIT is a nonprofit regional economic development initiative that believes immigrants and refugees are critical to job creation, regional growth, and prosperity. Global Detroit is revitalizing Metro Detroit’s economy by mobilizing its immigrant potential. We are an innovator and expert in connecting international talent with regional businesses’ unmet talent needs, catalyzing the growth and development of immigrant entrepreneurs, revitalizing neighborhoods, and building a globally-competitive and inclusive region.
In addition to our local efforts, Global Detroit has spearheaded the creation of the Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Global), a ten-state regional collaborative
of 20 peer local immigrant economic development initiatives across the Rust Belt. WE Global Network is a project of Welcoming America, run in partnership with Global Detroit.
“make a difference about something other than yourselves.”
thank you Toni Morrison, for your many inspirational words.
credits: *global detroit (image and story), WE global
“the most important thing on earth is for all of us to make this sentence true:
compassion is what people do.”
-glennon doyle melton
image credit: interfaith council for peace and justice, washtenaw congregational sanctuary
kinder gently tucks his little ones in when playing dad.
“a gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”
the kinders made a wonderful house for rocket the turtle,
with many rooms and spaces,
including his very own garden and library.
“until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things,
man will not himself find peace.”
“people fail to get along because they fear each other;
they fear each other because they don’t know each other;
they don’t know each other
because they have not communicated with each other.”
– dr. martin luther king, jr.
image credit: shutterstock