THANK YOU

You said a kind word without
even knowing I needed one,
for this I say thank-you.

You took my hand and lead me
when I could not see for myself,
for this I say thank-you.

You opened your heart and
reached out and touched a stranger
for this I say thank-you.

You gave of yourself, even though
it hurt and caused you unneeded pain
for this I say thank-you.

When desolation was all I could feel
you showed me how to find hope again,
for this I say thank you.

When I wasn't sure there was anyone
that would miss me, you made me feel special,
for this I thank-you.

When I got so discouraged that the pain was
unbearable, you always showed me a bright spot,
for this I thank you.

When there were new heart aches, you stood
beside me and somehow this made me stronger,
for this I thank you.

Though heart-ache, disappointment, and crisis
happen to us all, together we are stronger,
for this I thank-you.

When I could think of no more words of wisdom
you always came up with suggestions that I could not,
for this I thank-you.

And most of all the greatest feeling was knowing
no matter what happened I was never alone,
for this I thank you.

by: Debbie Wilson

9-25-96]