SPREAD SOME GLADNESS TODAY (POEM)
In our technology-driven world today, it is easy to stay disconnected from other people and become inward-looking to an unhealthy extent. Perhaps, that is why on social media threads, many people sound so opinionated and self-important. When carried too far, this results in abandonment of basic courtesies and outright cruelty. That is why I wrote this poem. It would be so nice if we could stay away from our digital devices more, reconnect with people around us on a physical level and reinforce our basic humanity, rather than tearing one another to shreds online.
(Related: What Can I Do For You Today? by Cindi Ruiz)
SPREAD SOME GLADNESS TODAY
A warm smile, a wave of the hand, a cheery greeting
These are some purveyors of kindness
A friendly visit, a listening ear, an encouraging word
Buoy the spirit ladened with sadness
A fist bump, an extended hug, an earnest prayer
Do share today and spread some gladness
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2018
(Related: Cruelty – Poem)
Subscribe to edithohaja.com to receive updates of new posts (inspirational, educational and entertaining articles, poems, quotes and graphics) in your mail. Subscription is free.
If you ever feel down or burdened, I’d like you to vist my second blog, Aunty Edith’s Blog (An Encouragement Café). Come, eat and drink from the word of God for free. The posts are crisp, refreshing and uplifting and I believe God will restore hope and joy to you through them.
You can also like my Facebook page, Aunty Edith, follow me on Instagram, GooglePlus (1), GooglePlus (2), Twitter (1), Twitter (2), Pinterest and StumbleUpon. Plus, you can connect with me on LinkedIn. Jesus is Lord!