In starting Car Window Poetry, I aimed to prove that the smallest act of love, and even the smallest hands, can make the biggest difference in people's lives. Recently, a story came out of Michigan that exemplified this beautiful truth.
A few weeks ago, Holly, a mother and special education teacher in Millington, Michigan, came out to her car after a day full of meetings and found the poem pictured above on her car window. She was taken aback and planned to pay the kindness she received forward.
Two weeks later, Holly posted the following story on Instagram:
"This little card is so powerful! 2 weeks ago, I had never even heard of Car Window Poetry, but some cute little 3rd graders at Kirk Elementary in Millinton, MI put one on my windshield at work. I posted about it because I thought it was the neatest idea! Little did I know that my post would make it to Colorado, to a newspaper writer who is writing a story about car window poetry. During my interview, she asked what I planned on doing with my card, so of course, I said I had to pay it forward! Today, we paid it forward in the form of 48+ index cards being placed on windshields in a high school parking lot. I plan to do the same thing at another school in the next few weeks. It's amazing that something so simple can brighten the day of so many people! Make it your mission to brighten someone's day!"
I love having the opportunity to share Car Window Poetry with students because kids are more powerful than they know. Kids don't only have the power to encourage grownups, but to inspire them to take action. A small child's kindness disrupted Holly's day and planted a seed in her heart that has grown into her sharing encouraging poems with students in her community.
Just like Holly, make it your mission to brighten someone's day! Gather your friend, write encouraging poems, and share them on car windows. Get involved with Car Window Poetry here!