Your How To Source: Issues of Value, Ethics, Human Needs and Deeds Edited by Heinz Dinter, PhD
A friend who's always there (2006-09-30)
He is a drunkard who takes more than three
glasses though he be not drunk.
How greatly abused a word: friend. Let me get to the point. What would you call someone who is nauseated by the ugly behavior of a "friend" telephoning incessantly with nonsensical chit-chat, asking time and time again "What day is it?" and telling stories that have been told endless times before?
The point is, the friend's "friend" won't take anymore calls, won't call the "friend" and won't let the sad truth enter the "friend's" mind — boozing is a life-threatening illness.
Let me share this beautiful poem written by Sandra Lewis Pringle (www.grtgsfmtheheartandsoul.net).
If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you’re feeling blue.
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone.
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I’m finding
Are impossible for me.
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A friend who’s always there.
You could be if you truly cared and help save a life. Where has compassion gone?
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