Pickle Queen found this poem while sorting teaching materials. I thought it was worth sharing.
I Know Something Good About You
Wouldn’t this world be better
if folks whom we meet would say
“I know something good about you,”
and treat you just that way?
Wouldn’t it be splendid,
if each handshake, good and true,
carried with it this reassurance:
“I know something good about you.”
Wouldn’t life be happier,
if the good that’s in us all
were the only thing about us
that people would recall?
Wouldn’t our days be sweeter,
if we praised the good we see;
for there is a lot of goodness
in the worst of you and me?
Wouldn’t it be fine to practice
this way of thinking, too;
you know something good about me,
I know something good about you.
Keep your fork