One simple smile

A 'thank you or 'good day'

You will never really know

Whose life you may have changed

All it takes is a gesture

Or a small kindly word

You may brighten someone's day

To know that they've been heard

Money doesn't matter

Jewellery is just metal

It's making someone laugh

That truly is special

Opening a door

Asking if all's well

Keeping eye contact

It's all part of the spell

It's really just respect

A little extra effort
But one day you may find

That it's all truly worth it

By Siobhan Austen

Date 18th March 2008