My Wish For 2017

For Creativity Challenge Day 40: Finish


My Wish For 2017

In early morning mist,

tired traveler

missteps, stumbles

to her knees.

From the dawn’s


a hand reaches out,

to help her

to her feet.


she comes upon

unknown child

shivering in a corner.

Unfolds her old

extra blanket,

gently covering

his shoulders.

Passing on

one kindness



Elizabeth Crawford 12/30/2016

Notes: This is the last of the daily prompts for the Creativity Challenge. It has been quite an experience, creating 80 posts in 40 days. But, definitely worth the effort. Thanks to all who participated and hope to see you on the other side of the New Year. What have I learned from all of this? It’s here in this post. One act of kindness can have a tremendous affect on our world. May it always be so.

Image is a digital painting. An accident that happened while playing with colors. It is titled Prayer At Dawn.



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18 Responses to My Wish For 2017

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh now THIS is a hopeful and positive message. I wish I had written it, but my spirit is weary. You are right though, it is those acts of kindness that mean everything. I had such a moment in the city. I handed five bucks to a homeless man and out from under the blanket came this beautiful big black dog. His eyes were fastened on my hand. He was hungry, hoping for food. I am sure the man shares with his dog, and he needs his dog for a source of love and comfort. But it hurts me to see cold and hungry dogs. They do not have the choices or access to services that humans do. I wanted to give him a bag of kibble. But all I could do was wish them well and walk away.

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    Your act of kindness proves that even a weary spirit responds to the needs of those around it. I just had a bit of confrontation with two family members. I didn’t get angry, just responded with facts they seemed unaware of. They choose not to know, and there is nothing I can do about that, except pray. And I choose to believe that prayer is another act of kindness.



  3. mhmp77 says:


    Passing on one kindness
    for another.

    Yes, there are lots of distractions around the far corners of the world. One can only do within one’s ability and means to impact on some deprived souls. Thank you so much for your daily prompts Elizabeth. Hank missed a few of the early ones. It had been an enjoyable experience. Happy New Year and looking forward to fine company again in 2017!



  4. Sumana Roy says:

    aha…kindness…a word with a soul of love…a beautiful poem Elizabeth…


  5. thotpurge says:

    Hope it works..we keep receiving kindness and keep paying it forward…happy new year!


  6. Jae Rose says:

    The world needs those ‘simple’ wishes and kindness – i think paying it forward is a good wish indeed..happy new year to you Elizabeth


  7. Sherry Marr says:

    I loved reading this especially this first morning of a brand new year, my friend.


  8. This touched my heart. Beautiful poem. Loved reading it
    Happy New Year 🙂


  9. Cello Jolie says:

    Beautiful and inspiring.


  10. A wonderful wish is expressed here, and I hope we can see it through to reality.


  11. divalounger says:

    We have to find compassion or we are lost–this is lovely Elizabeth and congratulations!


  12. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Indeed, we must always hold on to hope, extend kindness and harbor compassion in our hearts for others. Beautifully penned.


  13. Myrna Rosa says:

    This is so lovely Elizabeth. This poem helps me confront the New Year with a focus on all that matters. Let us be compassionate, kind, loving. I’ll do my best.


  14. Myrna Rosa says:

    BTW – I love the “mistake” painting. It makes me think of how we can see something worthy even in our errors.


  15. annell4 says:

    As I clicked to your site, I had hoped for something real, something deep, and you delivered!


  16. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    A wonderful wish, Elizabeth!


  17. Susan Chast says:

    Paying it forward is a vision that could heal the world. Thank you for putting it in a poem. I’m going to travel back through your challenge over the next few weeks.


  18. ihatepoetry says:

    This is perfect. Every loving gesture adds more value to this world. Sending love, Mosk


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