On those days when nothing's right
When sorrow seems to be your plight
Give a thought to me, I 'm always there
I'll lend a smile, you know I care!

If happiness seems far away
And dark clouds cover up the day
I'll send you something you can't find
A lovely thought to ease your mind

Life's journey may not be so smooth
But friends can lighten up your mood
Reach out to me, you'll find me there
When you feel lost and life's unfair

I'll lend this smile and helping hand
Knowing you will understand
One day I'll be reaching out to you
When it's my turn for feeling blue

So on this journey that we share
I'll keep you close in thought and prayer
May angels guard you all the while
But let me know, when you can't smile

Karen Shaw Matteson
2001



Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe
with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure
words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain
together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keeping what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness
blowing the rest away.

~Dinah Maria Mulock Craick




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