Day 2: Poetic Gesture

“Time to take action

Make life worth living

Care for others

And commit to giving”

We are not poets.  We cannot write like Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, nor Maya Angelou.  We cannot rhyme like Dr. Seuss.  We can, however, write from the heart.  Today, that is exactly what we did.  Day 2 of our 25 Days of Giving was called Poetic Gesture.  A day where we sat down with pen and paper, a laptop, and our feelings to write poetry for others.  Poems were written, or said, to friends and family.  Erica shared a poem with her grandfather via phone that they had shared on multiple occasions.  As a child, she would whisper the words into his ear.  It was their special poem.  This morning, she shared it with him for the first time in many years.  I wrote a poem for a group of new friends.  Friends that have said kind words, provided much-needed support, and offered inspiring encouragement for me to chase my passion over the last few months.   I wrote a poem for my parents, my two heroes, today as well.  I am the person I am today because of their unconditional love and everlasting support.  I do not tell them enough how much they mean to me.  Today, I hope that they could feel my love through those written words.

Today was a reminder that you do not have to a writer nor a poet to write.  Each and every one of us can write when we listen to our hearts.  I hope that those who participated today enjoyed writing, and reading, their poems as much as we did.

Tomorrow is Day 3 of the 25 Days of Giving.  We are calling it Clothing Donation.  We will be making a clothing donation to help clothe the homeless of Fort Wayne.  We hope that you will take time to go through your wardrobe, find those items that do not fit anymore, and donate them to an organization that needs them. It will be a great day!

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