24. About Being Friends!

J.M.J.

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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.

Finney and his Friends watching the sky!
Finney and his Friends watching the sky!

 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.

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To be a Friend, so kind and true,

I would so like to be for you.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I am so glad we talked today.

                                    God bless you is what I do say!  (See Footnote #24)

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4 thoughts on “24. About Being Friends!

    1. To my Friend S from your Friend Finney!

      My Friends, they mean so much to me.
      And you’re my Friend, that’s plain to see.
      You never try to say mean things.
      The music in your words…it sings
      To me of kind and gentle ways
      You give to me on many days.
      I thank you, S, for being there
      Just as Friends do, no matter where
      They are or what their days may be…
      You often seem to think of me,
      And take the time to let me know
      You care and it’s ok to show.
      I thank you for your note today.
      God bless you is what I do say!

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  1. To my dear friend Finney,
    I loved reading your article on being friends! They are a special gift from God😊😊 As you said it is so much fun to laugh and play with them. They are always there for each other. Words don’t have to be said for them to understand the other, whether in happy or sad times. As you said St.Pat taught the love and peace of God. How much happier we would all be if we tried to respect each person and let them be free to be the person God created them to be😊

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    1. To my dear Friend Janie from your dear Friend Finney!

      Friends ARE a special gift from God!
      To see, you’re one, is not so hard!
      You take the time to write to me,
      I know how nice that is to be.
      Life is so busy for us all,
      No matter if we’re short or tall!
      I know that we are Friends, you see,
      Because you take this time for me.
      Your words are always gently warm
      and my heart’s grateful feelings form…
      And cause my mind to think you’re grand…
      Kind…wonderful…so thoughtful, and
      I thank you so for being there,
      By always showing me you care
      about my stories that I tell,
      And that you think, of them, so well.
      Thank you, my Friend, for writing me,
      I hope dear Friends we’ll always be.
      I’m thankful for your kindly way.
      God bless you is what I do say!

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