Friendship is a gift from your heart;
Planting a seed of kindness is a good start.
Reaching out to others all around,
Brings joy beyond measure - new friends are found.
If someone keeps coming to your mind in the night,
Your timely gift of prayer would be just right.
Everyone needs the gift of your “presence” -
No need to bring wrapped up presents.
Notes of encouragement delight us too,
Building self esteem with a word from you.
Do offer some TIME as a special gift;
A friend's spirit will receive a great lift.
Sharing a meal, or a casserole given -
Is sometimes like a taste of Heaven.
Helping others feel better through your love,
With God's guidance & wisdom from above.
I am grateful for gifts of friendship to me,
Throughout last year's difficult recovery.
Pause now and think over your day. . . .
Have I given a heart-gift away?
- Eleanor Reed
January 6, 2007