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.
I think He knew our troubled hearts
would sometimes throb with pain,
At trials and misfortunes,
or goals we can't attain.
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 Cherished Friends.... like you...