Yesterday was National Poetry Day and to celebrate (belatedly!) we are sharing a poem which was inspired by the #BeTheRipple team's rippling, written by one of our team, Alex Killick.
Alex is the Director of 'Leading Kind'. You can find out more about Alex in his profile on LinkedIn: Here and you can find him on Twitter: @killick_Alex.
Over to Alex:
What is Kindness?
Kindness is consideration of another point of view
Kindness is listening in the way you want me to
Kindness is thinking about how this might affect your life
Kindness is awareness and not adding to your strife
Kindness is taking care of me so I can take good care of you
Kindness is speaking up and speaking out so that you don’t have to
Kindness is catching you before you fall apart
Kindness is caring from the bottom of my heart
Kindness is picking up the pieces when things don’t work out well
Kindness is showing up not standing where you fell
Kindness is respectfully disagreeing when I have a different view
Kindness is feeding back and helping us learn too
Kindness is good for business good for GDP
Kindness is good for people, good for you and me
Thank you so much to Alex for sharing this lovely poem, a piece which helps us to consider what kindness means. It may be a day late for National Poetry Day, but we hope it brings a smile for today's special day 'World Smile Day'!
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Thanks again to Alex for sharing.
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