An Act of Kindness

It was but a sunny smile, And little it cost in the giving, But it scattered the night like the morning light And made the day worth living. It was but a kindly word, A word that was lightly spoken, Yet not in vain for it chilled the pain Of a heart that was nearly broken. It was but a helping hand, And it seemed of little availing, But its clasp was warm, it saved from harm A brother whose strength was failing. ~ Fr. Faber;