I know you have been good today, but have you been kind?
Did you smile at strangers even though they couldn’t see your lips tip up at the corners from behind your mask? Did you tell a puppy that they are a very good doggo? Did you walk around a leaf that could have been crunched, just in case it was not yet done with its journey?
I know you have been good today, but have you been curious?
Have you thought about the moose who dunks himself feet into the water only to be attacked by an orca whale? Did you wonder about the bananas you ate this morning, and if they know they are berries, and more than that, if they know that they are clones? Did you look up any interesting words?
I know you have been good today, but have you been loving?
Did you squish your best beloveds close to your heart? Did you do that thing that someone always asks you to do before they even had to ask? Did you keep a promise to yourself, meet a challenge, tell yourself the truth?
I know you have been good today because you have been alive today, and because you are loved every day, and because you love every day– but have you been constructive?
Did you learn about your neighbors– even the ones really far away– so you can love them in a way that is meaningful? Have you thought about what that even means? Can you imagine a world where no one is hurting? Does it feel alive in your imaginings? Can you take one tiny step in that direction today?
I know you have been good today, but have you been playful?
Did you stack things on your head, or on your desk, or throw things in the air, or name a cactus?
Did you bake a cake, stick a candle in it, light it so to be in the presence of a thing that does not have a shadow?
Did you make a wish for us?
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