I hoped that we could talk today
Of how to have a friendly way
To those with whom we think we’re Friends,
And hope our Friendship never ends.
It is so fun to laugh and play.
But there is so much more to say.
I, Finney, know that good St. Pat
Taught peace and love and God knows that
We pray and then we try so hard
To live the ways as said by God.
To be a Friend, so kind and true,
I would so like to be for you.
I think St. Pat would say to us
That first we must try not to fuss,
And always think of others’ needs.
Then Grace will show us where this leads.
I think St. Pat would also say
To be a Friend in every way.
St. Pat taught ways of giving Love…
A Friend’s a blessing from above.
A Friend is precious…gift from God.
Just to “be there” can be so hard.
But though it can be hard to show,
You want your Friend to always know
That you will try your very best
And trust that God will do the rest!
Sometimes things happen we don’t plan.
It’s then we do the best we can.
It’s always fun, when things are good.
When things go how we think they should.
But sometimes plans do not work out,
And, boy, it makes you want to shout!
But God knows best and though it might
Appear as if things aren’t right,
Perhaps they’re better than it seems,
When things do go just as God deems.
Your Friend and you might not agree…
That doesn’t mean you have to be
Upset and angry, don’t you see…
Things can be handled lovingly.
Sometimes the very best of Friends
Can find that if their Friendship “ends”,
Misunderstanding could be so,
And one no one could really know…
Just different ways of seeing things…
Like two fine bells with different rings!
Each can ring in a grand fine way,
But each has its own sound each day.
And maybe St. Pat might say, too,
Sometimes it will be up to you
To be first to say a kind word,
No matter what you might have heard.
When with a Friend, try hard to see
The ways your Friend knows how to be.
And if they’re diff’rent from your ways,
Just know, for this, true patience pays.
I pray for patience every day,
Because I need it, I do say!
A true good Friend, I want to be.
A true good Friend, for you, from Me!
I am so glad we talked today.
God bless you is what I do say! (See Footnote #24)