if we pause to listen
others would feel heard

if we nurture more profusely
less would feel lost and lonely

if we were profusely thoughtful
our words and actions would cause less harm

if we could praise profusely
and be more reticent to criticise

if we helped others more
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 lessen our carbon footprint
then we might just save
our own endangered earth!