Bells are singing,
Wonderful tunes are ringing!
Smile, blessed you are!
Let your heart follow Jesus, our Star!
Christmas is coming, listen and look!
Everyone is going carol-singing, even a rook.
Give your neighbour a smile!
Be yourself, show your kind heart, your own style!
Iaroslav Saturday 31.12.2005
Oh God Father, thank You
For kind people around!
Thank You for the crystals of life which we call ‘dew’!
Thank You for a forest creek sound!
If not Your gracious support,
I would be in the kingdom of night.
But Your Word is Life, an invincible fort!
You cure my wound, You make my burden light!
Iaroslav Tuesday 19.08.2011
Love is the key
To the Kingdom of God truly.
It sets you free,
It makes you grow fully.
Love disperses fear;
Love wipes off every tear.
It cures hurt,
It builds rapport.
Love your neighbour,
Let it be small, but sincere.
Let your way be known far and near,
May both of you succeed in your labour.
If you want to enter the Kingdom ever,
Have love in stock;
In your kind deeds, be clever;
Love the Pastor and love the flock.
Iaroslav Monday 09.10.2017
Why trying to be kind if I’m silly?
And all my ways are hilly…
I want to help, but often do worse indeed.
What shall I do? What do I need?
I know, the answer’s not far,
But how it’s difficult to see the right star.
Father, help me, please.
I do need wisdom, only Thou can give the keys.
Iaroslav Sunday 27.08.2006
Remain your kind self in any situation:
In an airport, at home,
At school, at work, during a presentation;
From Tivoli all the way east to Rome!
Iaroslav Thursday 10.08.2017
Whatever happens, stick together,
In a bad storm and in good weather,
To overcome all misfortunes;
You will feel like a feather.
Supposing, you fall – you’ll get a support,
Each of you will stand like a fort!
He, who’ll try to defeat you, will lose.
You’ll be like a glorious caravel which enters a port.
Whatever you plan, you will do
‘Cause on God your hopes will be fixed by both of you.
Love is your shield,
You are protected from burning arrows, it’s true.
Beauty decays, love never ends.
Rudeness destroys, a kind word mends.
Stick together, good friends!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Friday 19-22.02.2008
When you have all,
When your life is calm,
Remember your God
And you’ll suffer no harm.
Remember those needy,
They are so poor indeed.
Please, be kind,
Deathlike is greed.
Please, open your heart –
Be happy, do good.
Much depends on your part.
Iaroslav Saturday 10.10.2009
Do things with cheer
And your work will go far, not near.
But what has to be done – is to be done –
Do that and it will be gone.
Even famous people had tough times,
But continued working until they got juice out of limes.
Complete your kind projects through –
That’s a rewarding thing, it’s true.
Iaroslav Saturday 05.09.2015
Have strength to dream you kind dreams –
Even after you come through flames and streams –
Let your dreams be living –
For that purpose – keep trying and believing!
Iaroslav Thursday 13.07.2017
It’s easy to lose,
But it’s difficult to find.
Today you’re on the booze,
But tomorrow, be sure, the fortune won’t be so kind.
You say you weren’t ready?
I say you didn’t want to
‘Cause you knew you had to be strong and steady.
You’ll have to be wise to break through.
Iaroslav Saturday 22.05.2004
Love God in trouble and joy!
All your mind, all your strength, and all your heart you will need to employ.
Be afraid of no one
But Him, be ready to wait, be ready to run.
Love God with all your strength,
With all your mind, heart, and body length!
Let your heart not sink:
He will support you more than you think.
Rely on Him and go.
Let your kindness grow!
Be quick and smart;
In studies, in work, strengthen your heart!
Be afraid of no one, not anybody in sum.
Only fear God now and in the time to come –
You will bring abundant fruit,
You will grow a profound root!
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 19-20.01.2013
Please do not be upset,
Show me just a little smile.
I know, we’ve never met,
But we’re on the same isle.
I’ve got a message for you:
Show me just a little smile.
Although far, you are close to me, it’s true,
So, you’re not alone; I like your kind style!
Iaroslav Sunday 16.07.2006
Cheer up, my friend!
Even if now you are alone,
We may meet in the end.
But now, stand,
You are a winner,
There is time to be sad,
But believe in yourself,
Things are not very bad.
He who searches, will find.
God is with you!
Cheer up, my friend, you are so kind!
Iaroslav Monday 30.11.2009
However hard it is, go on.
I know problems weigh much,
But to win you were born;
Your kind heart makes you strong as such!
It’s never too late to improve
When you are ready to fight,
Your deeds will prove,
You will enjoy a victorious light.
But now be patient to wait, let the day chase night.
What cannot be cured,
Should be endured.
A climber starts from the bottom to reach the height.
Iaroslav Sunday 13.01.2008
Never give up the fight.
Keep on doing wise and kind things.
Your words and deeds can be like salt and light.
Only God knows what the future brings,
But you keep on rowing!
Whatever they say,
Keep on going!
With God’s help you will succeed on your way!
Iaroslav Tuesday 01.11.2014
There is no tomorrow,
No yesterday as well.
Save now in order not to borrow;
Listen to the ringing bell.
Life is signing now.
Putting off a kind deed
Is to pinch your own brow,
It is to refuse an essential need.
By doing good to a neighbour
You do good to yourself first of all.
Good deed for soul is daily bread and labour.
Say “today” in order not to fall.
Iaroslav Monday 09.02.2009
Every child has a kind dream –
Chase it till it comes true.
However insurmountable things seem –
Allow the good seed to sprout through.
Iaroslav Sunday 23.04.2017
Give thanks to the Lord in any season –
For this, you do not need a reason,
But even if it were so, think with how much you’ve been bestowed!
You’ve been forgiven all that you owed.
So, cheer up – you have a bright head!
You have an awesome stature.
Enough being sad, smile instead!
You love God and your neighbour,
You will certainly win with your kind nature!
You will thrive in your labour!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.04.2015
Le ciel est bleu!
Des oiseaux chantent!
Des arbres sont en fleurs parfumées.
Que peut être mieux?
C’est printemps, est-ce que tu sentes?
Les jours gris ont passé
Et ne sont pas près.
Jette, mon cher lecteur, ta tristesse et souris!
Merci, mais c’est pas assez:
Rappelles aussi que tu es bel(le) et bon(ne) et c’est vrai!
Iaroslav Saturday 25.03.2006
One hundred years
Pass faster than you think,
But don’t worry, open your ears;
Say “thank you”, give a wink!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.02.2017
Read ’cause reading will make you wise,
Your intelligence is very likely to rise.
In the Wise Book, you will find answers.
Your ideas will be as swift as lancers.
Run to do good and kind things;
Be quick and light as if with wings.
In all things avoid haste:
It certainly makes waste.
Iaroslav Thursday 05.02.2015
Happy New Year!
Please, remain always kind and fair.
Do not be shy to display your smile,
Show your own friendly style!
The coming year will be like a toy,
It’ll bring you health, happiness, joy!
Comb your beautiful hair,
Happy New Year!
Time is sly indeed,
It’s moving faster day after day.
Who knows what I need?
What shall I say?
Anyway, never stop rowing,
Keeping heart open;
Never being afraid of bestowing.
That is the only way in order not to feel broken.
What for to put off till tomorrow
A kind smile, a good deed?
Retardation leads to sorrow.
Time is sly indeed.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Wednesday 12-13.12.2006
Let Christmas light up souls,
It’s time for a merry song!
All people are together just having their own roles.
Love will last forever and more and it isn’t long.
So, smile and join your hands
Forgive all you couldn’t before.
Your heart is longing to see new kind lands,
How much good your soul does store!
Christmas is coming,
What a bright Day!
Children are joyfully running,
All can come true for those who hopefully pray!
‘Merry Christmas!’, we say
And it is indeed!
On God our hopes we lay,
So, why to worry, there is no need!
Image credit: Crispin, Alfred Trevor Crispin, Alfred Trevor, Mrs R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor Macmillan & Co, “A Christmas carol” c. 1873s, via flickr, No known copyright restrictions.
Iaroslav Sunday 24.12.2006
One hundred years pass faster than you think –
Like a click on a website link –
Say that kind word, do that kind deed,
Plant a good seed.
Iaroslav Sunday 22.10.2016
Let your light smile shine the way.
Let your kind words make the day.
Be your gentle self everywhere
Because you love, because you care.
Image credit: Isruma, “Moraine Lake July-2001” July 20, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav Friday 14.10.2016
Be happy – the shortest and the only way is Christ.
Direct your ways to Him in all:
At home, at work, at leisure…
Let your kind deeds be filled with pleasure.
Keep Him in sight in winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Praise Him as if tomorrow may never come –
Say those kind words, do kind deeds, keep calm.
Iaroslav Tuesday 04.10.2016
Image credit: Tony Webster, “Banff (15622533278)” July 9, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
What you have, hold.
You are so rich indeed!
You are smart, you are bold,
Your health is more precious than gold.
So, be wise to save it and maintain.
No one knows what will happen then.
Under the sun or pouring rain,
Be sage to keep what is main.
Believe, these words are true.
You will need much strength –
Till the sky above is blue –
To do kind things, to break through!
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 11-12.01.2009
If it doesn’t stick, bud,
Use a tape around that part.
If a car has passed and got you in mud,
Take it easy, be kindly smart.
Remember to run –
This is to cover your winning mile.
Remember to enjoy fresh air, bright sun.
Remember to smile =)
Iaroslav Sunday 25.09.2016
Do not be afraid to bestow,
What you give, you get back,
The miser’s pocket cannot bestow,
But a kind heart will never lack.
Never take pride,
Only God knows what’s ahead;
The good is on your side;
Don’t be proud, better wise instead.
Do not be shy to help
‘Cause life is like a running stream,
I hope you’ll never yelp
And never be deaf to a scream.
Iaroslav Friday 26.11.2004
Patience is all we need!
To savour sweet berries
A farmer takes a small seed.
But time is not sold like cherries.
He who knows how to wait
Inherits riches and fame.
Better wise now than when it is too late;
Learn to control your flame.
Open your eyes to avoid blindness.
Here are two words to learn by heart:
Patience and kindness.
Among the great they make your part.
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 16-17.02.2008
Tweet true things
And let your tweets be kind!
Let your tweets help spread wings.
Let them be seasoned with humour to cheer mind!
Iaroslav Sunday 25.11.2012
Do kind things
And do not wait for thanks.
Spread your gorgeous wings!
You are strong without ranks.
Let you colours shine,
Let your smile cure!
Follow the kind line,
Let your body and soul be pure.
Iaroslav Sunday 03.05.2010
♥ ♥ ♥
More important than money,
More important than food.
Better than honey,
Lighter than wood.
It is weak…
But stronger than rock.
It is a clear creek.
Wider than ocean, faster than clock.
Above all it is kind,
Jealousy melts like coal.
It brings to Heaven a devoted mind.
It heals a soul.
Iaroslav Monday 14.12.2009
Why are you upset?
Every sunrise and every sunset
Have courage, it’s just a slope.
A rise will follow,
Keep on trying, dear fellow.
Keep your chin up and kind your heart.
Keep your head smart!
Iaroslav Friday 08.05.2015
More than just a kind heart…
One remark and a thousand smiles.
This is love and not in part.
Here is what helps to cover miles.
Either end of this poem is true,
Right is the beginning and the full stop is too.
Iaroslav Sunday 21.05.2006
The Feast of Pascha has passed,
But the joy and victory of life last.
Let your heart remember this fact;
Let your smile and good deeds correspondingly act.
Iaroslav Bright Monday 02.05.2016
What you do is important really:
Your job, your studies, your family, and your sport;
The things for which you get paid and the ones you give freely.
Your kind deeds are your fort.
Every kind deed matters.
Not because of the one who flatters,
But because they improve the world around,
Because they evoke a smile and make happiness abound.
Never question a kind deed you do,
Stay faithful to what is true.
Good intentions may mislead.
So, keep it simple when you do your duty and a kind deed.
Be sure to fulfill your duty in work and studies.
Train to respect your time your party buddies.
Live simple life of faith every day.
Keep it simple and pray.
Iaroslav Monday 04.04.2016
Live your life as if tomorrow would never come:
Do good, be aware of harm;
Make peace with all and those you love,
For your enemy – pick up his glove.
For we never know
If the number of our years will be high or low.
So, let’s be prepared today –
Let your kindness show up without delay…
Iaroslav Sunday 06.11.2011
Боже, я дякую Тобі
За людей, що дають не лишаючи собі;
За доброту ближніх;
За тих, кого світ визнав за нижніх!
Заради них варто жити,
Вони – ті, які не забули, як любити.
Заради них варто світ кращим робити –
Заради них варто добро творити!
Iaroslav Friday 19.02.2011
In any situation remain humble and kind,
Among any nation, whether you reach high or fall behind –
Remain humble and kind in all;
Let your attitude build bridges, not a wall.
Iaroslav Monday 29.02.2016
When you feel right, smile,
Show your own free style.
Do not restrain your mood –
Your heart is kind, you look so good.
Only God knows what will happen tomorrow.
Happiness may change to sorrow.
But this is not the reason for crying,
You’d better keep trying!
You will have much success, I am sure,
You do have a chance to change the score.
Be yourself, no matter where you are;
God’s support is here, not far.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Sunday 04-16.12.2007
The only way to multiply joy
Is to share it with others;
To do a kind deed
And to make happy your sisters and brothers.
Image credit: Wing-Chi Poon, “Clark’s Nutcracker – Nucifraga columbiana” July 3, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.01.2016
Did you know that the first carol ever
Was sung by angels and shepherds heard?
They left all to come, but brought their herd.
Magi came too: their decision was clever.
Let us set aside all cares of life –
Let’s come to Church to celebrate Christmas together!
Be your kind self, bring your friends, your children, and wife.
Set aside worries, today be lighter than a feather!
Image credit: Richard Taylor, “Moon over Jasper (2)” September 10, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Wednesday 29-30.12.2015
A good way to share the Christmas Spirit is to sing together,
To make people’s mood lighter than a feather!
So, come, join the song,
Don’t be afraid to be wrong.
Let’s sing about His glory and love!
Let’s ask for a peace dove
For all the people, near and far!
Let’s wait and watch the first star.
It’s Christmas, do sing and believe!
You will receive
The things you need.
The reward is great for every kind deed.
God loves you very much;
The extent of this love is such
That He gave His Only-begotten Son for you.
He wants you to be happy and to break through.
Iaroslav Sunday 20.12.2015
Today is Christmas, let’s sing with cheer.
Christ is born to save us all.
Let us give up fear!
Today our salvation and joy are near.
Let us stock up with love
To the Lord and our neighbour!
Let us give to those in need a glove,
Yet better a pair for God blessed us in our labour!
Let us sing with joy
And let us share
A kind word, a toque, organic food, a toy…
Let us enjoy Christmas glare!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Thursday 16-18.12.2014
A lot of things happen around
And it is not enough to learn what you are told at school.
New things, new technologies abound
And it takes an effort to stay cool.
Have desire to learn new things
To be able to choose what is good,
To be able to distinguish good stuff from unhealthy springs.
Be kind, smart, and learn to move ahead from where you stood.
Image credit: Nikopol, “The Mountain Exhaled edit” January 19, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 17.10.2015
Make me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning
For I trust in You each day.
Make me know the way I should go in life and learning
For I lift up my soul to You and pray.
Iaroslav Sunday 01.08.2015
Your sacrifice can be communication
And be ready to offer it,
At work or at vacation,
It can help your neighbour out of a pit.
It can simply provoke a kind smile
And you’ll improve your neighbour’s mood.
Together or individually, you’ll cover a thoushand’s mile.
Communication makes your soul good.
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 28-29.08.2011
When I forget to be kind,
Kind things forget me too.
A heart dies when it is blind.
Let love remain with you.
Love fills in our life.
Love – so much in the word!
To carry on in any strife…
Love saves the world.
Iaroslav Saturday 30.10.2010
Be consistent in good:
Do something good all the time!
For our souls, kind things are like food;
So, nourish it well with kind deeds and good rhyme.
Watch what you say,
Be patient when people are rude
‘Cause you have your own way.
Whatever they do, try to do things which are good!
Iaroslav Thursday 11.12.2014
Live your faith through deeds –
Plant kind things, avoid weeds;
Water the seed of love in your heart;
Love God, love your neighbour, love life and be smart!
Iaroslav Tuesday 19.05.2015
You have a talent.
Those who cannot see are blind.
You are beautiful, you are smart, you are gallant.
Stay strong, keep open your mind.
When your talents will flourish like buds,
It will amaze all.
Your knowledge and talent will break through like spring floods;
Your achievements will be discussed by scholars in a university hall.
Stay strong, keep loving your heart;
Be nice whatever they say.
Be kind and joyful to start.
Work hard, study thoroughly, remember to play.
Iaroslav Sunday 28.06.2015
Do your part,
God will do His, be sure.
Do things with faith and hope in heart;
Let love not depart.
Do your part,
God will do His, truly.
Add kindness and confidence to start;
Iaroslav Tuesday 21.04.2015