I’m working on a new book called Thanks for Being You! I thought I’d share a poem I wrote for the book because it’s such a reminder of the kind of friend I always hope to be and the kind of friend I know you all are. It goes like this:
The Tough Times Friend
When the weeds are growing taller
And the sunlight starts to fade,
The first thing some folks notice
Is the big ole mess you’ve made.
They check to see just what you’ll do
And they might mail you a letter–
They say they hope you’re fine now
And that everything is better.
The trouble is that trouble
Doesn’t bring a special hoe
To weed out all the obstacles
Where brand new seeds can grow.
And trouble won’t apologize
Or fix things in a hurry,
In fact it steals your choices
And leaves you just to worry.
But real friends walk right to your door,
And bravely ring the bell
With a bag of needed groceries
And some apple pie as well.
They fill your heart with laughter
And they listen to you too,
And then they put their hand in yours
And ask, “What can I do?”
And that’s how good friends manage
To plant joy where worry grew
And how they help to quickly fix
The things that bothered you.
And once the mess is over,
They remind you in the end
That nothing means as much to them
As being your good friend.
2015 Karen Moore/Thanks for Being You
Thanks to all of you who are such dear friends, offering support and love and encouragement over and over again. Have an awesome day!