We were all conceived by acts of kindness
The giving, and receiving, of love.
We should celebrate this kindness,
Like our hand will thank the leather,
When it slips into the glove.
Yet kindness seems so elusive
In this busy world of ours.
We would rather rail and remonstrate,
Than take our time to cogitate
And consider just how fortunate
We are, to live so relatively free
From crime and hate.
So, come on sister, brother,
The kindness we all need!
Make that phone call. Send a gift.
Just say, “Thank you.”
Give your neighbour a lift.
Acts of kindness need not take long.
Make her a meal. Sing him a song!
It’s a win-win sum, let’s not forget.
The more kindness you give.
The more kindness you might get!