if we would pause to listen
others would feel heard

if we nurture more profusely
less would feel lost and lonely

if we could be profusely thoughtful
our words and actions would harm less

if we could be more profuse in our praise
and more measured with our criticism

if we could be more profuse in helping others
we might lessen our own greed and self focus

if we could be just as profuse in our kindness
as we have been at taking things for granted

if we could be more profuse in lessening
our carbon footprint

then we might be able to save
our own endangered earth!

Profuse