Monday, December 28, 2015

Be a Friend by Edgar Guest

Be a friend. You don't need money;


Just a disposition sunny;


Just the wish to help another


Get along some way or other;


Just a kindly hand extended


Out to one who's unbefriended;


Just the will to give or lend,


This will make you someone's friend.


Be a friend. You don't need glory.


Friendship is a simple story.


Pass by trifling errors blindly,


Gaze on honest effort kindly,


Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,


Pity him who's sadly sighing;


Just a little labor spend


On the duties of a friend.


Be a friend. The pay is bigger(Though not written by a figure)


Than is earned by people clever


In what's merely self-endeavor.


You'll have friends instead of neighbors


For the profits of your labors;


You'll be richer in the end


Than a prince, if you're a friend.


I decided to share this in honor of a friend who is going through a physical struggle. Sometimes we all need a friend just to listen. By that I mean, no interrupting, just being there for the other person. I get so much joy from helping others. Words of encouragement have carried me through some of my darkest times, so I try to repay the favor as often as possible.

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