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.