A Child’s Kiss

A child’s kiss

Set on thy sighing lips, shall make thee glad;

A poor man served by thee, shall make thee rich;

A sick man helped by thee, shall make thee strong;

Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense

Of service which thou renderest. – E.B. Browning

 

Nothing can change your outlook or mood like a child’s kiss or hug when you least expect it. It’s as refreshing as a cooling breeze on a sweltering beach. Let us all learn from the innocents. May we learn to cast our thoughts and cares on others, where an unexpected act of kindness brings immeasurable joy and comfort. Consider taking a moment from our lofty work to bring the hearty broth of friendship and generosity to the poor, the sick, or the unloved.  At the least consider returning an act of love with the same. After all, what kiss of a child doesn’t deserve one in return.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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