One At A Time It takes one bulb or plant to start a garden, And one word to start a poem ... It takes a friend to be a friend ... And a foundation starts with one stone. It takes one smile to spread like butter. One stitch upon another for a sweater ... It takes one thought to begin a prayer To make the world a little better. It takes one hand to reach out. One kind deed to multiply into others... It takes only one step to span the miles Between my sisters and my brothers. And it takes only one day at a time To make caring fit like a glove. It takes only one open heart to ask God For His help in planting a world full of love.