And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
I saw this little tuft of sunshine
in a tiny garden, a place
I know well, a place that knows
my shadow, and I waited
after giving the roots a drink,
I always like to wait and see
the gentle moving of leaves
and the contented sigh
of the flowers— if you take
time to really pay attention
it happens, those slight
changes in any living plant
once given water, it reminds
me how important it is to nourish
and nurture— plants, trees, people —
kindness and caring really
do make a goodly world of difference.
–C.L. Fisher, November 2021
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