I was in the “kids” room in our house (we don’t actually have kids, but my nieces and nephews spend enough time with us that we gave them their own room) the other day and I picked up a Dr. Seuss book. I LOVE Dr. Seuss. I was inspired to write my own Dr. Seuss like poem in honor of the #imkinderthanthat movement! Enjoy!
One day I woke up and I thought to myself
What does the world need more than anything else?
It needs people who want nothing but kindness
Not a nation where groups can be hateful and mindless.
Communities that love with all of their hearts
Children who know where benevolence starts
Charitable souls who believe in gratitude
Not intolerable individuals with bad attitudes
I reflected and pondered about what I could effuse
And came up with a mantra for everybody to use
When you’re angry, annoyed or judgmental and vain
Say “I’m kinder than that” inside of your brain
What it will do is make you take pause
Before you criticize you will consider the cause
You’ll be more considerate and courteous too
Sympathetic, kind hearted…the best version of you
A smile or a compliment could make someone’s day
Your thoughtfulness and care will go a long way
In today’s crazy world this just might save your sanity
It will renew your faith in this thing called humanity
Give it try…come on it’s worth a shot
Let everyone know how much kindness you’ve got
All together now say it without falling flat
As loud as you can…I’m Kinder Than That!