Long years of pleasant friendship may be broken
By one hour's work and thoughtless word or deed.
Yet why forget the thousand good words spoken,
The kindly help which met a passing need?
We do not spurn the sunlight when 'tis hidden;
We look for good when fiercest storms descend.
Then why lose faith, when underserved, unbidden,
We meet disloyal usage from a friend?
Benjamin Keech

1 comment:

CattyCat said...

An excellent sentiment. Something most of us need to think about now and then. I remember a 15 year friend tossing me out over a $20 loan. Sigh