To Be Kind
On a Roll

I’m sitting at the table with friends and playing a game
We’re laughing and we’re having fun.  You want to do the same.
You’re new to here.  You sit and watch.  I notice and I smile.
That’s all you need, you join right in and play with us a while

Do you want to be kind?  Do you want to be kind?
I’ve lived a long, long time and so I’ll tell you what I find.
That _love_ is all I need to share what’s on my mind.
Do you want to be kind?  Do you want to be kind?

Hello friend.  How are you?  What brings you to this place?
Welcome, please join us, I say it with my face.
A little nod, a well-timed wink, there’s room here for one more
A simple wave reveals to you I’m kind down at my core.

Do you want to be kind?  Do you want to be kind?
I’ve lived a long, long time and so I’ll tell you what I find.
That _love_ is all I need to share what’s on my mind.
Do you want to be kind?  Do you want to be kind?

I’ve come today to a brand new place.  I’m unsure what to do.
I look around and with some luck my eyes are drawn to you
With confidence, your forehead lifts, your smile is so clear
A clue to me that from this moment I am welcome here

Do you want to be kind?  Do you want to be kind?
I’ve lived a long, long time and so I’ll tell you what I find.
That _love_ is all I need to share what’s on my mind.
Do you want to be kind?  Yes, I want to be kind?

It is the mantra in our house

because . . .  

It is what we value the most.