NOT EVERYONE FINDS A  BALANCED FRIENDSHIP - LOVING AND CARING AND WISE.

WHEN ONE OF THESE COMES OUR WAY, IT'S A BLESSING FROM HEAVEN.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SPEND CHEERFUL TIMES TOGETHER, HEY?

It's nice to balance caring in friendships with positive energy that keeps us on the bright side of life. That in itself can make for less stress. 

Listening to Good Advice from Close Friends can also spare us from unnecessary hardships and disappointments.

PAGES THAT ARE COLOR-CODED WITH RED PRINT AT THE TOP -  THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR YOU.  THOSE PAGES ARE TO RELEASE PRESSURE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH FRIEND'S DEMANDS. THE PAGES WITH BLUE PRINT ARE FOR YOU, THEY ARE GENTLE AND MILDER. CONCERNING FRIENDSHIPS, I WISH TO HELP CHRISTIANS IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Care And Happiness

You came as a ray of light,

Made my life cheerful and bright,

Showering your affection over me

So that my face was full of glee.

Taking away my loneliness

And giving me back all the happiness

With a gentle touch of your care

That kept me away from despair.

I'll never leave you midway,

And tales of our bond people will say.


By Shishir 

True Friend

A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows

Or maybe like the ocean that gently flows.

A friend is like gold that you should treasure

And take care of forever and ever.

A friend is like an angel who is there to guide you.

A friend is someone you can trust out of a few.

A friend is more than one in a million.

They are one in a ca-zillion,

And you, my friend, are very special

and so it is official.


By A. Campbell

A Smile

When someone's having a bad day,

A smile could go a long way,

So make sure to put one on

And keep it until the day is gone.

You don't know what this deed

Could do for a friend in need.

It might save them from the pain

Of a sadness they cannot contain.

Don't ask what a smile can do

Because I'm sure it once helped you.


By M. Meleka

Love and Friendship

You're the one I most admire

with great intentions and loving desires.

Passion and trust and knowing that you care

brings a lifetime of happiness for us to share.

Being so gentle, understanding, and kind

brings comfort, faith, and a joy that shines.

Tears and laughter are feelings that are rare,

but a true heart shall never despair.

Love is unique in its very own way,

taking risks, and challenges day by day.

But when a heart is made of gold, there is so much to share,

like joy, laughter, and a friendship that's there...

So I give you my heart as a token of love,

from one friend to another and the heavens above.

So take my heart and cherish it too,

'cause there is no us without you!


© Carolyn A. Davis

A Friend

A friend like you is hard to find,

one that touches you deep inside.

You've given me strength to carry on,

you've offered your hand to hold on.

When times are tough, I know you're there

to offer support and show you care.

If not for you, I would have drowned,

but you help keep me on solid ground.

I believe you were sent from the man above

because he knows the strength of your love.

You show that love in so many ways.

It helps me get through my darkest of days.

So for that, I write this poem for you

and tell you from my heart, THANK YOU!


© Lisa M. Chapin

A True Friend

When the roses lose their fragrance,

and the world seems at an end,

When the day has lost its gladness,

what a blessing is a Friend.

One who takes you as she finds you,

caring not who is to blame,

One who knows all your shortcomings,

but who loves you just the same.

Heaven sends a gift each morning,

of a bright new day to spend,

What a joy it is to share it with,

God's greatest gift...A Friend


Anonymous

Cherished Friends

God must have known there would be times

we'd need a word of cheer

Someone to praise a triumph

or brush away a tear.

He must have known we'd need to share

the joy of "little things"

In order to appreciate

the happiness life brings.

He knew we'd need the comfort

of an understanding heart

To give us strength and courage

to make a fresh, new start.

He knew we'd need companionship

unselfish...lasting...true,

And so God answered the heart's great need

with a Cherised Friend....like you.


Kristen M Saccardi

Memories of You

Within my book of memories

are special thoughts of you

and all the evidence of glorious things

which, because of you, came true.

As I turn back the pages of memories

and recall each single thought,

I realize the happiness and pleasure

that knowing you has brought.

There are memories of the times

we've shared both bright and gloomy days

there are memories of your kindness

and your friendly, thoughtful ways.

There are memories of your laughter,

your gay and cheery smile

that added a bright note to each of us

and made life more worthwhile.

There are memories of the things

we planned each friendly little chat,

when we would get together

and just talk of this and that.

And when I recall these memories

as I move along life's way

they grow more precious and blessed

with every passing day.


by Jonzen Chow

A Golden Chain

Friendship is a Golden Chain,

The links are friends so dear,

And like a rare and precious jewel

It's treasured more each year...

It's clasped together firmly

With a love that's deep and true,

And it's rich with happy memories

and fond recollections, too...

Time can't destroy its beauty

For, as long as memory lives,

Years can't erase the pleasure

That the joy of friendship gives...

For friendship is a priceless gift

That can't be bought or sold,

But to have an understanding friend

Is worth far more than gold...

And the Golden Chain of Friendship

Is a strong and blessed tie

Binding kindred hearts together

As the years go passing by.


- Helen Steiner Rice -

A LITTLE WORD OF ADVICE: IT'S NICE TO HAVE CARING FRIENDS, TRY NOT TO ASK THEM TOO OFTEN THEIR EAR TO LEND.

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, TRY TO MORE OFTEN LEAVE THEM HOME AND HAVE HAPPY TIMES TOGETHER.

FRIENDSHIPS ARE SPOILED BY TOO MUCH PROBLEM SHARING BUT IT'S NICE TO BE CARING, THAT'S TRUE.

What My Readers Are Saying

Janet, I like the poems you have on this page for us. Like you say, It's nice to balance caring in friendships with positive energy that really gives me a lift after or during a busy working week. Thank you!

Moya from Australia

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