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A Kind Word
Author Unknown


How little it costs, if we give it a thought,
  To make happy some heart each day!
Just one kind word or a tender smile,
  As we go on our daily way.

Perchance a look will suffice to clear
  The cloud from a neighbor's face,
And the press of a hand in sympathy,
  A sorrowful tear efface.

One walks in sunlight, another goes
  All weary in the shade;
One treads a path that is fair and smooth;
  Another must pray for aid.

It costs so little! I wonder why
  We give it so little thought?
A smile, kind words, a glance, a touch--
  And what magic may be wrought!

This poem is in the public domain.


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A kind word flows from a heart full of love, until we learn to love ourselves, we can't produce kindness.
Posted 06/02/2023 06:13 AM
Lori Levy:
So important.
Posted 05/30/2023 01:33 PM
So true. A very nice poem to spread the reminder how small kindnesses matter.
Posted 05/30/2023 11:56 AM
Cork I agree and hope youre from Cork.
Posted 05/30/2023 10:40 AM
Whoever you are, I love you.
Posted 05/30/2023 10:23 AM
Wish this could be written in the sky, or at the very least on banners attached to planes over every beach this summer, because in my view , with the exception of the family Michael mentions - kindness is getting a bit lost--- and oh, how a tiny bit of it DOES make a difference.
Posted 05/30/2023 08:53 AM
My experience, especially in the family of visual artists and poets, gracious comments flow like a living fountain among us. Don't know where I would be today with my writing were it not for those who live out the sentiment of "A Kind Word." Author unknown but still making a difference.
Posted 05/30/2023 08:45 AM
Darrell Arnold:
In today's ridiculous environment, it can be risky paying someone a compliment, especially if you are a man and that someone is a woman. But I'm willing to take that risk. I work as a cashier in a large marketplace store where the majority of my customers are women. Often, the cares of the day are part of their countenances, and I do my very best to at least give them something to smile about. I think it helps them. I'm the only male cashier, and I'm an old man, but many of them tell me I'm their favorite cashier. Some even stand in line and wait for me when other check stands are open. People appreciate honest and friendly interaction. This poem is right on the money.
Posted 05/30/2023 08:22 AM
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