I had an idea come to me for a poem and though I forgot how it started - a pen and paper or better yet a voice recording device is handy at a time like this, and I had none on hand! (Not my best poem, it's an on-the-spot one...)
What if you were to give a person on the street a drink to wet their parched throat and/or to keep them warm?
What if you were to pick up the plastic ringed noose from a pack of cans saving lives of birds and fish?
What if you were to sincerely smile at a stranger and make their day?
What if you were to give someone a listening ear, a gentle touch, a much-needed hug to feel they are of worth?
What if you were to feed the ducks and swans in the pond and make their day?
What if you were to keep your garden free of weeds without chemicals and plant flowers contributing to beauty and the environment?
What if you were to open the door for the person behind you no matter who it is to make it easy for them to pass through?
What if you were to be the eyes or ears of a person who was disabled making them feel supported and less lonely?
What if you were to pray for those who are sick or lost or lonely, those less fortunate than you in the hopes of a miracle?
What if you were to sing or hum or play a lively tune and get people dancing on the street?
What if you played with your children and your pet dog or cat contributing to their happiness?
What if you laughed heartily and spread this infection like crazy bringing joy?
1000 Voices for Compassion Day!'
And what if you and you and you and you and 1,000 and more, 1 million and more, 1 billion and more of us were to do any and/or all of this? What difference would that make to us and the world around us?
Peace and joy and love and laughter and happiness be unto you. Namaste!
Follow the hashtag #1000Speak to find the remaining voices from around the world. You can also find them on Pinterest or Facebook.