SoCS: Enthusiastic Kindness

Kindness is epic

it’s fuel for a smile

Affection is magic

and longer than a mile

Care seems ethical

In right application

Warmth remains critical

in human admiration

Compassion weaves the fabric

of a sympathetic heart

Giving sings poetic

A philanthropist’s part

Generosity reigns apolitical

and takes no sides

Benevolence shuns technical

when a free spirit abides

Kindness is gigantic

within the human soul

and spreads itself enthusiastic

through rocks, don’t you know

Postscript: During this past week at my church’s Arts Camp, all of the children, and some of the teachers, created kindness rocks. The photos are only a small sampling of their joyful work.



Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook, ambling stream or running river. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making.

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30 responses to SoCS: Enthusiastic Kindness

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It really is. I am hoping to have time to create a few kindness rocks for next summer, when I can leave them on the bike trails. It’s all about making people smile and letting them know they are valued.

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Love, love, love this!! 💕💕💕💕

    This is a great project for both adults and children. One can’t help but feel happy when painting rocks with messages of kindness. I hope they find good homes.

    A few weeks ago when out of a walk with the 2 bloggers I went to the spa with, we found a rock garden with a sign to leave-a-rock or take-a-rock. I thought it was a brilliant idea. it was obvious that the rocks had been made by people of different ages. Each one made me smile 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The rock garden is a fabulous idea! I could see that as a project for the community or a botanical garden. It would be a delight!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        If there was one near me I would be constantly exploring it and adding my own contributions 🙂

  2. Dan Antion says:

    “Compassion weaves the fabric of a sympathetic heart”

    That’s beautiful! Everything about this is beautiful!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan. I had a physically tiring week, but all of the rocks and art and childrens’ smiles made it completely worth it! 💗

  3. JoAnna says:

    What a beautiful poem and painting, plus an excellent use of the prompt! I love painting rocks and kindness are the best kind. I love the colors and “Compassion weaves the fabric of a sympathetic heart.”

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you JoAnna! I wanted to write about the rocks and somehow the ic/ical challenge fit perfectly. I really must paint a few of those rocks. The volunteers were supposed to engage in this along with the kids, but as I was working the games, there wasn’t time or opportunity. Maybe next year…

  4. Shelley says:

    Beautiful poem and I love those rocks! Do they give them away to people or place them around the community for others to find and/or admire?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The kids are supposed to place them around the community for others to find, but I suspect some may want to give their rocks to mom, dad, a best friend or other relative. Either way, it still sends a positive message.

  5. J-Dub says:

    I love the idea of kindness rocks! How wonderful ❤️ Lifts my spirits after such a crappy last couple of weeks.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m glad that the rocks brought you a little Ray of sunshine and kindness. They seem to do the job even when it’s virtually.

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    This is a great project! I’ve done lots of kindness rock painting, and leave them around town to be found. It’s fun, and hopefully makes someone smile. 🙂

  7. joey says:

    That’s a fantastic activity 🙂 I’m so glad all this cheer and hope is going out into the world.

  8. Ohhhhh Mary! I LOVE this post.
    I adore the stones, and the effort behind the making of them. They’re just perfect.
    Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
    Thank you also for the poem. I hadn’t read that before … is it one of your own? It’s totally perfect.
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, the poetry is my own…responding to the SoCS challenge and imparting the loveliness of the rocks. Thanks for your kind comment!

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