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Flowing Thoughtfulness

When one person is thoughtful to another,
The thoughtfulness gets carried on and on.
It is like a river of kindness, once blocked by rocks,
That is suddenly opened by a single person's kind thought or act.
The river runs freely again, and continues to flow,
Moving more rocks and reaching the hearts of others.

When one person is thoughtful to another,
The thoughtfulness gets carried on and on.
The more we get together and help each other,
The more friendship there can be throughout many different places.

The friendship can begin like a small stream in a single neighborhood,
And then expand throughout a river of districts, states,
Countries, and even continents.

When one person is thoughtful to another,
The thoughtfulness gets carried on and on.
Soon, we could have a whole ocean of friendships.
And that's how the world was created,
And how it should always be.


~ Mattie J. T. Stepanek - May 2000 ~


Sunset in Priest River, Idaho
Photographs by: Janet Rose