When you take the time to comment
On a post a friend has shared,
You leave behind a footprint
On the heart; your soul is bared.
When you leave an affirmation
And you take the time to care,
You tiptoe on the heartstrings,
Leaving love behind you there.
It creates a warm assurance
When a reader clicks the “Like,”
But nothing leaves an imprint
As deep as what you type.
So, when you “like” the posting
And you leave your picture there,
Please go just one step farther.
Write the “why” in comments fair.
Your thoughts, your honest feelings
Leave an indelible footprint on
The soil of shared ideas.
They’re the seeds that grow the lawn!
Wouldn’t this old world be better
If the folks we meet would say,
“I know something good about you,”
And then treat us just that way?
Wouldn’t it be fine and dandy
If each handclasp warm and true
Carried with it this assurance,
“I know something good about you”?
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy
If the good that’s in us all
Were the only thing about us
That folks bothered to recall?
Wouldn’t life be so much better
If we praised the good we see?
For there’s such a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me.
Wouldn’t it be wise to practice
That fine way of thinking, too?
You know something good about me.
I know something good about you!
Louis C. Shimon
COMMENTER / COMMENTATOR AWARD
GinaV at Professions for PEACE practices that way of thinking. She not only thinks, “I know something good about you,” but she takes the time to express it. When she sees others doing the same, she praises it with her affirmations and her nominations. Thank you, Gina, for nominating my blog for the Commenter Award. I am grateful to her for introducing me to so many thoughtful and inspiring bloggers. She does this by reposting blogs that touch her heart, and by acknowledging others through the blogging awards nominations. It is a beautiful blogosphere out there, a big and beautiful world of writers with ideas to share. I thank you all for sharing your time and thoughts. Like Gina, I love to offer comments and insights, both on my own blog as well as in replies or comments on others. In accepting this award, I will continue the “love circle” by passing on the links to some lovely people who also warmly encourage others. My nominees will be posted as an addendum to this soon. Meantime, you are here – reading this – and you may recognize that poem as one of those from my mom’s 1936 collection. More treasures to come!
I want to know something good about YOU, my blogging friend. Write a comment! And – have a beautiful day. God Bless You!