Small Gestures

The grand gestures are noticed quickly:

The extravagant party,

The gift car with a ribbon tied on it;

The ticket for a cruise on a luxurious liner.

They cause oohs and aahs,

And feelings of envy.

Yet it is the small gestures,

The gestures that go unnoticed,

That have a more lasting effect.

A hug, a smile, a subtle helping hand.

Small gestures do not need the adoration of an audience,

Or the effusive thanks of the receiver,

To come into existence.

Instead it is love that brings them to life:

Love for an individual,

Love for our fellow man.

Small gestures cause lives to blossom,

And help people along their way.

Grand gestures are the ones that are easily noticed;

But it is the small gestures that count.

Have you been the recipient of small gestures this week?

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: small)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013