I think I have the best life in the world. My boss is amazing and I feel so blessed to work in an educational institution that supports me and all my crazy ideas but also promotes “encouraging the heart.” On Friday during our Staff In Service my boss introduced me to poet and peace activist Mattie Stepanek. This poet and peace maker touched my heart in so many ways.  Check out this amazing story of the human spirit: http://www.mattieonline.com/

Heartsong
By Mattie J.T. Stepanek 
I  have a song, deep in my heart,
And only I can hear it.
If I close my eyes and sit very still
It is so easy to listen to my song.
When my eyes are open and
I am so busy and moving and busy,
If I take time and listen very hard,
I can still hear my Heartsong.
It makes me feel happy.
Happier than ever.
Happier than everywhere
And everything and everyone
In the whole wide world
Happy like thinking about Going to Heaven when I die.
My Heartsong sounds like this:

I love you! I love you!
How happy you can be!
How happy you can make
The whole world be!

And sometimes it’s other
Tunes and words, too,
But it always sings the
Same special feeling to me.
It makes me think of
Jamie, and Katie and Stevie,
And other wonderful things.
This is my special song.
But do you know what?
All people have a special song
Inside their hearts!
Everyone in the show wide world
Has a special Heartsong.
If you believe in magical, musical hearts,
And if you believe you can be happy,
Then you, too, will hear your song.

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