Something Quite Substantial

I love…
…the little things you do like a kind glance at the right moment, an encouraging word when things are tough for me, patience even when you don’t understand what I am going through or even a simple email to say good night or good morning. All together they sum to something quite substantial.

Eighteenth Century English poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The happiness of life
is made up of
minute fractions;
the little soon
forgotten charities
of a kiss or smile,
a kind look,
a heartfelt compliment,
and the countless infinitesimal
and genial feeling.