Whatever our hands touch - we leave fingerprints!
On walls, on furniture, on doorknobs, dishes, books,
As we touch we leave our identity.
Oh please where ever I go today, help me leave heartprints!
Heartprints of compassion, of understanding and love;
Heartprints of kindness and genuine concern
May my heart touch a lonely neighbour
Or a runaway daughter, or an anxious mother,
Or, perhaps, a dear friend!
I shall go out today to leave heartprints,
And if someone should say “I felt your touch,”
May that one sense be YOUR LOVE touching through ME.
… author unknown
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