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The Gift of Friendship

December 25, 2013



Yes, sometimes we need a little help from our friends! On the days when a smile is not easy to come by, a friend is there to help put a smile back on our face.


The gift of friendship seems to be the most common thread sewn throughout the garment of this past year. In unexpected ways and surprisingly precise timing, a friend’s word of encouragement and wisdom or an act of kindness lightened the heart and made the spirit soar.


The gift of your friendship has made all the difference in the journey. For that, I am immeasurably blessed.



There are gifts of many treasures
For both the young and old,
From the tiniest little trinkets
To great boxes filled with gold.

But, put them all together
And they could not stand in lieu,
Of the greatest gift of all
The gift of knowing you.

When your times are filled with troubles
Sadness, grief, or even doubt,
When all those things you planned on
Just aren't turning out.

Just turn and look behind you
From the place at which you stand,
And look for me through the shadows
And reach out for my hand.

I will lift from you your burden
And cry for you your tears,
Bear the pain of all your sorrows
Though it may be for a thousand years.

For in the end I would be happy
To have helped you start anew,
It's a small price to pay
For the gift of knowing you.



The Gift of Knowing You

by Dave Stout

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