It’s so easy to complain,
To focus on the seemingly mired darkness that surrounds us;
Easy to walk past suffering with blind eyes,
All too easy to become self-absorbed in a world of selfies and selfishness,
Easy to lose our way.
There is always hope, though, always a way through.
All it takes is one person, one small act of kindness,
One thought for someone other than ourselves.
One gift of compassion to change the course of a life.
Once done, the echoes are endless.
Just one smile, one listening ear, one helping hand.
The power of compassion and gratitude can lift any darkness and right any wrong;
Such a strong and potent elixir.