How sweet to get a valentine
Of plain or fancy art,
A rose so pink and violets too,
Or satin covered heart.
But more than beauty or design,
We prize the words that say,
The senders love comes with this gift
In quite the warmest way.
We like to know that someone cares,
That someone wants to do,
The kindly deed that makes us feel,
Well loved and happy, too.
So why not give expression then,
To love for friends so dear,
Not only on one certain day,
But many times a year.
Our Valentines may be a smile,
A cheerful word or two,
A helping hand, a tender glance,
That signals I Love You.
And if we often take the time,
To give these friendly signs,
The world will soon be brightened by,
Our daily Valentines.
By Virginia Blanck Moore.
Mending friendships is a task
I've set myself today,
The floor shall go unscrubbed for once,
The ironing's put away.
I'll get my pen and paper out
And write a loving line
Across the miles to one dear friend
To say I hope she's fine.
I'll telephone another friend
With whom I have lost touch,
To say, because we never meet,
I miss her, oh, so much.
I'll put the coffee on to brew
And call the neighbors up
And bid them set their work aside
And drink of friendship's cup.
Neglected household chores will wait,
But friends may drift away,
So now and then I just must have
A friendship mending day.
The Human Touch
By Spencer Michael Free
'Tis the human touch in this world that counts,
The touch of your hand and mine,
Which means far more to the fainting heart
Than shelter and bread and wine;
For shelter is gone when the night is o'er,
And bread lasts only a day,
But the touch of the hand and the sound of the voice
Sing on in the soul away.
There's a wonderful thing gold cannot buy,
A blessing that's rare and true,
And that's the gift of a wonderful friend,
Like the friend I have in you.
When all the hours are long and lonely
And you get to feeling blue,
Just remember all the friends
Who think so much of you.
What a great way for a day to begin when,
The door swings open and a Friend says, "COME IN!"
Because your friendship means so much
Throughout the passing days,
I wish you Birthday happiness
In many different ways;
And because I always think of you
As a dear and special friend,
I wish you all the very best
That life can ever send!
There are so very many times
I've stopped and thought of you
And of the very special things
You often say and do. . .
And there are just as many times
I've wished that I could show
Your friendship means much more to me
Than you could ever know.
Always remember that whatever betide you,
You are never alone for God is beside you.
Your Friendship is a Blessing!
When I count my blessings
I think that there are a few
Quite as wonderful as
Friendship shared with you.
A Letter to Cheer
Write me a letter once in a while.
Something to cheer up and bring forth a smile.
Something to indicate lasting good will.
Something to show you remember me still.
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Jesus loves me, this I know . . .