Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness

A Poem by SamSim27



Small acts of kindness can go a long way.

Sometimes I feel more pride from helping a stranger than a friend,

When a stranger offers a helping hand its somewhat pure,

No ulterior motive, no ‘give and take’, just offering help because they can.


The dirty creepy man that held that door open for you,

The thuggish black kid that returned the £20 note you dropped,

The little old lady who gave you her seat on the bus because you looked tired,

The man covered in tattoos and piercings that wishes you a ‘good morning’ every day,

The group of lads on the street corner that part and smile as you pass,

The neighbour that you never speak to but takes in your parcels when you aren’t home,

The cab driver who helps you carry your shopping to your door,

The 2-year-old that gives you the biggest smile and waves even though he’s never met you before,

His mother who tells him to use his voice to say hello,

The bus driver that waits for you as you sprint towards his bus,

The security guard who asks how your weekend was and actually waits for the answer.


Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes

It comes from people young and old, familiar and foreign, good and bad.

Kindness is kindness, whatever form it may take.

Take the kindness and enjoy it, for kindness is not always given freely.

If you receive it, pass it on. If you do not receive then give it even more freely.

Even just a smile to a stranger could change the course of their day.

And you will be surprised how good it feels to be nice to someone.

Try it!

Being kind to others is being kind to yourself.

© 2017 SamSim27

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Added on March 10, 2017
Last Updated on March 10, 2017



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A Story by SamSim27