How many heartprints will you leave today? Will you share with a friend or give hugs away and join in the music, the singing, the joy? You can brighten the world as you go on your way. How many heartprints will you leave today? Will you listen with patience to what others say? How many heartprints will you leave today? A heartprint is formed when you do something kind. Your love touches others, leaving heartprints behind. So....what do you do? Well, that's up to you.You can smile at people you pass on the street. You can offer a handshake to soeone you meet. You can even pitch in for an hour or two to help out a friend with too much to do. Yes, each little kindness leaves heartprints that say, "A very nice person has been here today." Sometimes you'll reach out to someone in strife and do something thoughtful that changes a life. Or sometimes you may say the quietest thing and never quite know how you've made a heart sing. But this much is certain, our heartprints hold fast when others come first, and we put ourselves last. So...how many heartprints will youu leave today? Will you cheer up a teammate who's made the wrong play?Will you share a few laughs so a classmate will smile...or tend to a friend who's been ill for awhile? Even a wink of your eye helps to show you care about others and you want them to know. Yes, heartprints can heal us with the power of love. They lift up our spirits like the wings of a dove. And it's joyful to know in all that we do, the heartprints we give out make us happy too! So offer your friendship to each one you meet!
Taken from the book, Heartprints by P.K. Hallinan (I altered it just a bit!)
Found this book as I have been looking for library books for the students I tutor and just wanted to share it!
Thank you, each one, for all the special "heartprints" I have received from you over these last couple of years during Joel's illness and homegoing.