Smile Stones, Mile Stones
--by singlestep, posted Jun 9, 2008
Here's an idea that brings lots of smiles-- go to your neighborhood crafts store (I went to Michael's), pick up some polished colored stones, hand-draw some smiles, and leave those smile-stones with the following poem at coffee shop tables or just about any public venue.
Look a Smile Stone straight in the eye and you'll smile back not knowing why
It's something about their lopsided grins, their lack of noses and of chins
A twinkling something that's not-quite-art touches your heart
Like snowflakes and fingerprints no two are the same
But why? You ask- What's the point of this game?
Somebody's hand drew those smiles for you
To find and to keep and to give away too
For when the smile fades from the stone
Then you'll find it within
And this is where you get to begin
To share that smile where there's a lack
All you'll need is a pen
To draw a new smile in place of the old
And send it off on its way
to places untold
Marking the way
We each can reach out
Make Someone's Day.
Since i volunteer in 2 major hospitals in madrid with oncology patients, (both adults and kids), the demand is quite high. The simple act of giving them something "to hold onto" does wonders.
I am so glad to see that others are doing something similar. A simple smiley stone makes the receiver feel not so alone.
Have a g-r-e-a-t day one and all.
I would go and buy these stones soon. I got my first smile card recently. Still looking at how to use it!
Can i publish this poem on my blog on volunteering: www. Volunteerweekly. Org?