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Random Acts of Kindness

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Random Acts of Kindness

I am not used to random acts of kindness,
To smiling faces, to a hand reached out.
I mostly see an unveiled curiosity,
Or glances strafing past my small frame.
Instead of growing thick skin, I have developed
The art of friendly smiling to perfection.
Which, in turn, receives replies in kindness.
Unexpected too, small smiles, a shoulder touched.

I wheel among them, nigh unnoticed, a path
always opens itself for me, a river split without
anyo4th place ne having to announce that will happen.

That one day this small girl stood right in front
of me, with her endearing curiosity and her bear.
I smiled and ticced as is my habit, to which 
she smiled and handed me her bear.
Such kindness! 

And then she said: "You can hold
him for a while if I can ride in your chair"
:)

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February 3, 2017

4th place in contest: Random acts of kindness
Sponsor:: Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 2/16/2017 5:38:00 AM
Great story and prejudice unmasked. Congratulations, Kai
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Darren White
Date: 2/16/2017 10:07:00 AM
Kai, thank you. And indeed, I am used to it :)
Date: 2/14/2017 9:00:00 PM
Yes, children always seem to have the gift of being themselves. Nicely done Darren
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Darren White
Date: 2/14/2017 11:23:00 PM
Yes, children do, it's completely refreshing. Thank you, John :)
Date: 2/14/2017 7:34:00 PM
Congrats on your win. Love your story.
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Darren White
Date: 2/14/2017 11:22:00 PM
Agnes, thank you :)
Date: 2/14/2017 5:37:00 PM
Now, this is a perfect example of living in the moment & taking joy for the small gifts life gives! Keep the good work coming. Light & Love
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Darren White
Date: 2/14/2017 11:22:00 PM
Thank you for my placement, Debbie, very happy with it :)
Date: 2/4/2017 9:40:00 PM
So nice ending. I liked very much. Best wishes for contest
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Darren White
Date: 2/6/2017 7:56:00 AM
Anisha, thank you so much :)
Date: 2/3/2017 5:47:00 PM
"Endearing innocence" The ending made me smile, Darren:) Good luck!
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Darren White
Date: 2/4/2017 12:11:00 AM
Thanks Daniel, feel good poem, this :)
Date: 2/3/2017 5:52:00 AM
Smiles are contagious :) Children are precious <3 A heartwarming memory - thank you for sharing it!
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Darren White
Date: 2/3/2017 7:21:00 AM
They are, very :) <3
Date: 2/3/2017 2:51:00 AM
I love to write about children. You have done so very well here, pointing out their innocence and their unique ability to see to the truth of things without the encumbrance of cold reality. Charming. JH
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Darren White
Date: 2/3/2017 2:55:00 AM
Thank you. I agree, I love the openness of children and their innate ability for acceptance.
Date: 2/3/2017 1:21:00 AM
That's what I love about kids, they say it as it is! And I bet this is a true story too! Well done, Duir, and GL
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Darren White
Date: 2/3/2017 1:24:00 AM
Haha Budgie, yes it is a true story :) It made my day! Children are honest and they don't have that inhibition grown-ups have. I think that's refreshing.