It only takes a moment
It only takes a moment to do a thoughtful thing.
Just think of the happiness our thoughtul acts might bring.
Why, it only takes a moment to pick up the telephone
and say hello to someone who is sitting home alone.
And it only takes a moment, when someone is feeling blue,
to send a cheery little card or pen a line or two.
It will only take a moment to extend a helping hand
or give someone assurance that we really understand.
And it only takes a moment from our busy working day
to say a prayer for someone, be they near or far away.
But I can't, for I'm too busy... I just haven't got the time,:"
How often have we said it, like an old familiar rhyme.
Yet each moment is God-given, every one a treasure rare,
Not to be hoarded selfishly but meant for us to share.
In our little acts of kindness, words that cheer and comfort bring,
it only takes a moment to do a thoughful thing.--Alice H. Christianson
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