I work in education, in CT. Ordinarily that would not be a big deal or even stated on my blog but it says alot about what the last week has been like. I am not kidding when I tell you that I love my job (most of the time) and the people that work with me AND even my boss – but she knows this already.
Some of course read my blog and actively participate in it’s success. This is my Christmas/Birthday present from my Technology team and I was speechless after reading it. And being the emotional week it has been – definitely brought tears to my eyes.
The poem is based on my request for Random Acts of Kindness for my birthday (all information HERE).
I do have their permission to post this here for you all to see – what is not to like about what I do…
Random Acts of Kindness
‘Twas the end of November, when through an email
Came a message of interest, a thought to prevail
That one act of kindness would surely beat any
For gifts on her birthday, ideas there were many
She stated quite frankly, a difference we’d make
We wondered, we pondered, we knew we could take
A moment of time, a gesture to share
And without saying who, with no outward fanfare
The technology team that works all school year
To fix all equipment, now let me be clear
They choose not to name, not to tell the name who
Performed the kind deed, we won’t tell it to you
But here is our list, on your blog you may post
And share with your readers, the kindness to boast
One of your crew helped feed a frail man
A pizza was shared with a soul with less than
A dollar to spare, no roof overhead
Was homeless but hopeful, a “thank you” he said.
Another was quick to offer a ride
His colleague was stuck, his car on the side
A flat tire in front, no spare in the trunk
But help him he did, and did so with spunk.
A meeting was planned, no one to lead all
No meal was ordered, no one had been called
A last minute need, the task was at hand
To the rescue she came, she did understand.
Though after work hours, on her time she did spend
She didn’t think twice ‘bout helping a friend.
He works late at night to make all ends meet
The patrons, they come to look for their seats
But when seats are open and when they are free
He’ll upgrade the row for you and for me.
Another does work and continues to learn
Once offered to carry a plant (‘twas a fern)
He noticed the teacher, from school he would leave
“’Twas nothing,” he muttered as he rolled up his sleeve.
A school day was ending, a teacher grew tired
And sighed and relented, and wished she’d retired
She threw up her arms in frustration she’d shrug
He went up to her and offered a hug.
This poem, it is authored by one, that’s a fact
Who was moved by the concept of just one kind act
To collect contributions, in respect of her boss
To send to a school that suffered great loss
So Athena, we know, that blogging’s your passion
And in reading your posts, we see the compassion
You hold for each reader, no matter how small.
Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, this comes from us all.
Don’t forget to enter the Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway