Love is something that if you give it away, you end up having more.

Malvina Reynolds

American singer-songwriter Malvina Reynolds believed that love should be so common and plentiful that it’s like a penny — passed back and forth between strangers and always easy to find. In her campy 1955 folk song “Love Is Something (Magic Penny),” the San Francisco native calls on us to show kindness in our daily interactions with others. Referring to love as the true “treasure” of life, Reynolds reminds us that acts of love rarely go wasted. “Hold it tight and you won't have any,” she sings. “Lend it, spend it, and you'll have so many.”