The Cloak of Friendship
As we near the end of Summer and come closer to the beginning of the joyous season of Winter Holidays, I reflect on the wonders of friends gained and cherished in my lifetime.
To you, my friends, I give “The Cloak of Friendship”.
Formed from the very fibers of my soul and coated with deepest emotion,
a cloak to enshroud you with love and caring.
A cloak to protect you from the heartaches and troubles of life,
a shield to keep you safe from unkind thoughts and unpleasant events.
A cloak to be worn even as a reversible, to reflect inwardly and outwardly
the generosity and good nature of your being.
Helping you to be shielded from some small amount of adversity,
allowing you to cheerily travel forth on life’s pathway.
When you are lonely or need comforting, a cloak to gather about you in warm
feelings. To feel the nearness of my friendship and concern for your well being.
This “Cloak of Friendship” is made possible because of your friendship toward me.
Because you are my friends, I can in turn give this cloak to you.
Thank you for being my friend.
PS. Wishing that each and everyone of you will wear this “cloak of friendship” in good health, prosperity, and with good will to all.