Tag Archives: kindness

trust them.

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grandies r and v

understand trust

“the best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

-ernest hemingway

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solidarity.

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 spent tonight at a rally

on the diag at the university of michigan

with mayor chris taylor addressing our city

as we stand in solidarity with charlottesville

and for all those who continue to stand against

 racism, hate, violence, and inequality 

organized in 10 hours

through grass roots movements

 and a lot of heart and passion

a police officer, a mayor, a photographer, a bagpiper, a retiree

and hundreds of others

all different

yet all here for the same reason

kindness.

“it is the kindness …that finally decides our fate.”
— barack obama

give what you have.

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found this sweet surprise

waiting for me in my mailbox

a very old tiny sleigh with a handwritten letter

from a neighbor i’ve never met

who’s lived nearby for over 50 years

she left it for me to add to my fairy garden

when the season is right

she took the trouble to repaint the sleigh

and write me this lovely note

wanting to visit the garden

but too shy to stop by to see it up close

it was such a kind and thoughtful gesture

i wanted to thank her and figured out where she lived

then wrote her a long letter back

to let her know

how much i enjoyed her special gift

and what it meant to me

i really hope that we meet in person in my garden one day.

“give what you have. to someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
― henry wadsworth longfellow

always welcome.

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the ponies and friends all came out for the dance party

this time is was a love fest and tea

everyone was welcome

all colors, sizes, shapes and species 

they were in their finest fancy fashions

and ready to have fun.

one pony told them she didn’t want to come

because it looked like a boring party

they were kind of sad but then they thought

maybe some other ponies had been mean to her once

and she was just acting that way

because she didn’t want to get her feelings hurt again

so they invited her back and showed her how to be nice.

“kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”

-amelia barr

wingspan.

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at the nature center for grandie v’s 6th birthday celebration

the scientist helps us to measure our wingspans

before we take a stroll outside to find this beautiful bird

rescued and healing a broken wing

 whose wingspan we hope will return one day

and we are grateful to have our wings.

“happiness makes up for height for what it lacks in length.”

-robert frost