A good friendship like a garden
must be cultivated and nurtured each day.
In order to reap a beneficial harvest,
weeds must be allowed to stay.
The weeds are our selfish tendencies
which can creep up so fast.
They smother and crowd the flowers.
Choked friendships do not last.
It is the quality not the quantity
of your friends that mean the most.
Treat them with respect, and caring.
Uproot weeds of gossip and never boast.
Try to remember this little poem
as you water your garden each day.
Friendship will offer a precious harvest
if you keep the weeds out of the way.