It Is Nice To Be Nice

In the way we behave towards others we surely have the choice
And it should go without saying that it is nice to be nice
And if you are nice to others they will be nice to you
In life as we are often told we receive what we are due
It is nice to be nice of course though not all are that way
And 'tis not always easy to be nice despite what some might say
Us humans are beings of mood and our moods change by the hour
Suppose 'tis hard to laugh or smile when life on you feels sour
It is nice to be nice as Bruce Forsythe used to say his sign off line from his show
'The Big Night' of the seventies going back decades ago
But when you feel the World is against you and life is an uphill fight
It is hard to feel happy when nothing for you is going right
And at such times 'twould be fair to say it is hard to rejoice
But when all is said and all is done it is nice to be nice.

by Francis Duggan

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