I found this poem in an old book last night, it seemed to hit close to home, so I thought I would share...
To A Friend
You entered my life in a casual way,
And saw in a glance what I needed;
There were others who passed me or met me each day,
But never a one of them heeded.
Perhaps you were thinking of other folks more,
Or chance simply seemed to decree it;
I know there were many such chances before,
But the others - well they didn't see it.
You said just the thing that i wished you would say,
And you made me believe that you meant it;
I held up my head in a gallant old way,
And resolved you should never repent it.
There are times when encouragement means such a lot,
And a world is enough to convey it;
There were others who could have, easy as not -
But, just the same, they didn't say it.
There may have been someone who could have done more,
To help me along, although I doubt it;
What I needed was cheering, and always before,
They had let me plod onward without it.
You helped me refashion the dream of my heart,
And made me turn eagerly to it;
There were others who might have ( I question that part) -
But, after all, they didn't do it!