Compassion: A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for someone struck by misfortune, accompanied by a desire to alleviate the suffering; mercy.
A noble and worthy character trait to instill in our children, right? Letter C could not agree more!
Caring for cats has brought her so much joy through the years. Whether it’s offering a lonely stray cat a cozy place to rest for a while or crocheting mittens for kittens on cold nights, letter C always creates a caring atmosphere for her feline friends.
Read her rhyming story below, coming soon in “Life Behind the Letters.”
Cloaked in calming comfort Cute outstretched paws unstirring Letter “C” has company That’s cuddled close and purring.
As in countless times before She greets each curious guest With a comforter of corduroy Casted cozily to rest.
“C” has cared for cats Since she was a carefree tot And their crazy acrobatics Cause her to laugh a lot.
Crowds of cats in every color Have casually come by “C” creates some crafty toys And croons a lull-a-bye.
Calicos can be complainers When they get cross or cranky If they cry or cause commotion
“C” consoles them with a hanky.
In conversing on the corner With a brown-striped, green-eyed tabby “C” cleverly convinced him It’s not cool to be so crabby.
Her very favorite contact Was a cuddly crate of kittens They were curled up in the cold And “C” crocheted them mittens.
She caters to the feline crew Combs coats and clips coarse claws Such commitment to compassion Clearly calls for some applause.
Their whiskers crinkle at the cooking Of her crunchy homemade chow And all concur that letter “C” Is just ‘the cat’s meow.’
Alliteration: (1) Repetition of the same sound, as a consonant or cluster, at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables. (2) Commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter.
Alliteration increases a child’s knowledge of word-sound connections.
Thank you so much for coming by and visiting with letter C. She hopes that you can find ways in your own community to show compassion to others less fortunate.