I heard once that
“Kindness is the currency welcome everywhere.”
But the idea of kindness as a “currency”
Devalues its intrinsic value
By presupposing a transaction.
No kindness is freely given
Like air and like oxygen
We all need it.
We often analyze the source
Or measure the quantity
Or weigh the impact of kindness
Instead of taking it into our hearts
And nourishing it to help it grow so large
That we have to give some of it away.
And it is still welcome everywhere.
Heads or tails, it is beautiful
The head of kindness is its outer beauty
The tail is the beauty it fosters in us.