You gave me words of kindness

tied with a ribbon of gold,

hearing them was important

to heal my heart and soul.

Your gift of words made a difference

when I was down and blue,

questioning why I bother,

doing what I do.

Life can be a challenge

sometimes it seems unfair,

but when I was tired and struggling

it helped that you were there.

What can I give you in return

your friendship is so dear,

please know if you ever need me

I will always be here.

Kind words and time are needed

by people everywhere,

when wrapped with a smile or a hug

they're a gift that says I CARE!

- Author Unknown