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Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

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Dear Writer,

Be in the moment.
Be real.
Say what’s on your mind.
Passionately.
Honestly.
Bravely.

Ask a thoughtful question or two …
About things that matter to you.
Right now I picture my daughter
Walking down the aisle and wonder
Whose smile warms your heart?
Whose joy brings peace to your soul?

Listen.
With respect and energy and love.

Respond.
With respect and energy and love.

Readers become friends sometimes you know.
A tapestry we weave but don’t always see.
Share ideas and aspirations
And joys and sorrows
But most of all
Care.

 

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23 Responses to Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

  1. Thanks, Alex. Thought I’d try something different. Look forward to reading the rest of your submissions!

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

  2. Thank you, David. Your A-Z list did the same for me.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

  3. Hello Brad, nice and ingenious entry for the group writing project! Congratulations! And this confirms that the entry has been received.

    Best wishes,
    Alex

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  4. Brad,

    Thank you for this beautiful letter of poetry. As a writer, it’s so easy to sell out to the desire to make money, or be famous or say what everyone wants to here rather than what is on your heart.

    All reminders, this one especially, keep me going in the right direction.

    David

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  5. Hi Brad.

    I love to see inspirational posts as I stumble the universe. Pretty cool to see it in a different format.

    I appreciate the words as well, and hope that folks keep these things in mind as they wander and comment.

    George

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  6. Brad, this is wonderful to read. I really enjoyed it. (And am thinking what a sweet contrast to my submission!)

    But I think we have learned from and informed each others style. I know you have mine.

    “Whose smile warms your heart?”

    Is a beautiful question. It can’t help but make you smile as you read it. Well I am now anyway :-)

    Joanna Youngs last blog post..A 60 Second Guide to Engaging Your Readers

  7. Brad,
    your blog post really moved me. “A tapestry we weave but don’t always see.” – reminds me of the discussion about silent readers. Your language is beautiful!

    Ulla Hennigs last blog post..Art on the Ceiling

  8. Brad-that warmed my heart!
    what a beautiful and inspiring post. The best teachers, writers, learners, asked the best questions and this one is fantastic!

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  9. Well put! Thanks.

    Jean Browman–Cheerful Monks last blog post..Is This Really The Best Use of My Time?

  10. I’ve just read another post on how to engage your readers. It was primarily a long list of how-to bullets. No, that did not engage me. Thanks again for your approach.

    Jean Browman–Cheerful Monks last blog post..Is This Really The Best Use of My Time?

  11. Joanna, Funny, the same exact thoughts were going through my mind as I read your project post!

    Jean, Angela, Ulla, Tumblemoose, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have time to participate in this project, as I’m sure you would all make wonderful contributions.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

  12. Andrew, I’ll bet your students love you!

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Whose Smile Warms Your Heart?

  13. Brad,

    There are many times when smiles from others warm my heart, particularly young children.

    But I feel that when my heart is at its warmest, is when I am able to give a smile to someone else and see their face light up as a result.

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  14. Hi Brad – what an uplifting piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Brad, what a beautiful and inspiring post. This lifted my heart and brought me such joy today. Your talent truly knows no boundaries!

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  16. Cath, Karen, BDS – thank you so much. BDS, I hope you’re on the voting committee! :) It’s fun to break out of your normal style with a new approach – hope you all have a chance to try it some time.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Turning prospects and contacts into customers and partners

  17. Wow this has to be one of the best post i’ve seen in the contest entry. Awesome and unique way of writing the post. Awesome work Brad :)

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  23. Very nice post Brad. I’ll list it with all the other entries since it could provide useful to those looking for such information.
    Thanks for the entry and the sponsorship too………….

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