I believe there is great meaning
behind small gestures−
Paying for a strangers coffee
holding the door open for people
and smiling, even when I don’t feel like it
Chasing a child’s ball down the sidewalk
and throwing it back−
watching as their eyes light up.
and being kind−
especially when it’s difficult.
I know I do−
when it’s done to or for me.
a warm smile
a simple “How are you?”
For a moment
life doesn’t seem so heavy−
it’s a candle burning on Christmas Eve
it’s a bit of Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.