Tuesday, June 9, 2009

~THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP~



THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
by Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a Priceless Gift
that cannot be bought or sold,
But it's value is far greater
than a mountain made of gold~

For gold is cold and lifeless,
it can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
it is powerless to cheer~

It has no ears to listen,
no heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort
or reach out a helping hand~

So when you ask God for a Gift,
be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends.

Early next week I'll be in Kansas City. I'm going to finally meet up with one of my longest eBay friends, Ms. Iley... She lives 2 miles from where my hubby and I will be staying and I'm excited about lunching together and sharing my heart with hers...

Isn't it wonderful when something you've prayed for finally comes to pass? God certainly does make all things beautiful (and wonderful!) in His time...

Blessings to you as you remember the faithfulness of the Most High...Rebecca

13 comments:

blushing rose said...

Helen Steiner Rice, one of my very favorites. This one posted is very dear to me. I wish that this will reach some very precious people to me. HSR poetry so clearly & beautifully says 'it all'.

How exciting that you will get to share time with your friend ... may it be a heart full of warmth & wonderful visit.
Be safe in your travels, Rebecca.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Andrea said...

Beautiful poem! Adorable picture! How exciting to meet a distant friend!

God is so good! And, yes, He does have His own way and own time for everything. My dear husband and I were just talking about the mystery of God's will. It is beautiful!

Blessing to you, dear friend.

Andrea

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Beautiful words Rewbecca I use to buy these cards for my first husband many years ago it seems now.... Am sooo happy for you that you are finally meeting up with a friend after all these years.

Have a great day

Lyn xxx

Marilyn said...

Such Beautiful words..... So Happy for you to be meeting a friend ! !
Have a Wonderful Trip!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Sandra said...

Beautiful poem! What an inspiration! I am so glad I found your blog. I enjoy following you. You are always full of words of wisdom. :) Have fun meeting your friend!
Blessings,
Sandra

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Beautiful poem, and what fun you'll have in Kansas City visiting with your friend!! I love your sweet little graphics too girly!!!
Big Hugs ♥ Teresa

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That was just the sweetest post. I have a dear friend in Missouri that I have been talking to for 6 years...and I want to meet her so bad. We keep saying one day...but we are so very far apart. Still ..who knows. Stranger things have happened.
I am so excited about my pillow..and am bidding on another one.
Love and smiles~
Mona

June said...

How exciting for you Rebecca! There are so many sweet blogging friends I would love to meet. Maybe one day I will. I love that poem also.
Have safe travels and we'll be waiting for you when you get back.
Hugs,
June

Shelia said...

Evening, Most Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, I love this poem and anything that was written by this lady!
I'm so happy for you to get to meet up with one of your friends. Have a wonderful time!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Tanza said...

Ooohhh Sweet ~r~,
How wonderful for you to be meeting up with your dear friend.. God is soo good, and continually blesses us with warmth,goodtimes, and special friends in spite of the craziness of this sometimes crazy world we live in..I'm soo happy for you, and of course will be awaiting your return, and stories you will share.. Have fun shopping and eating with your special friend.. Love and hugs to you ~tea~xo

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Friendships worth having are worth waiting on & for. How blessed you are to be meeting up with your friend. Take pics, share with us and have yourself a wonderful time!!

Not the Good Scissors! said...

What a sweet poem. Congratulations on finally meeting your friend. Take lots of pics and please share with us. Oh and by the way, I hope you find some treasures in KC. I know you will be looking for them!
xxoo, Susan

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