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In the Space of a Day

In the space of a day,
There are routine activities that seem meaningless in context,

Greetings of “hello”,
Encouraging emails,
Poems in honor of friends,
Afternoons spent rushing home to fix dinner for one’s family,
Literature reviews for articles on empathy that few will read,
$.30 of kindness to a schizophrenic smoker,
Waving at residents while collecting garbage,
Meticulously crafting thank you notes,
Time spent making copies for co-workers,
Phone calls made to clarify misunderstandings,

In the space of a day, these routine activities seem meaningless in context,

But in the aggregate,
In the aggregate, subtle moments become revolutions,
And isolated notes, in the space of a day, become a symphony!!

Copyright © Woodrow Lucas

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  1. Date: 4/23/2009 7:02:00 PM
    this is a wonderfully thought provoking read. well done

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:39:00 AM
    We do often need the reminder...that small things do matter....taking time out, even one small moment, can make a difference to someone else. It all comes under one form or another...but in one word...kindness matters. Well said!