Cup of Kindness
By Steve Cavin
You don't need a pile of gold,
You don't need a brilliant speech.
You don't need to be brave and bold,
And you don't need to help or teach.
Shut your mouth, for just this once,
Keep your silence, for a change.
A cup of kindness, ounce for ounce,
Is easy to arrange.
You can be the best and brightest,
You can be a rising star.
You can be as rich as Midas,
But you're just fine as you are.
Life is not a game to win,
But a chance to help another.
A cup of kindness, and you begin,
To see a little farther.
We can reach the top together,
We can share the golden prize.
We can brave the roughest weather,
With a sparkle in our eyes.
I can't tell you how to get there,
I can't tell you what to do.
A cup of kindness, not a prayer,
Is what I'll give to you.