"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind
word, a listening ear... all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
The Touch of a Friend
An angel was sent down from heaven one day
to visit a child who had nothing to say;
Now this young child was poor, great wealth she did lack,
but she always was happy in spite of the fact.
Until one day it happened - her best friend went away
and it left her heartbroken with nothing to say.
Now the task of the angel was a great one indeed,
to give hope to a heart that was so much in need.
And though great riches and power were at the angel's command,
he sent a lost kitten and the healing began.
The girl cheered the kitten as it tracked down a snail,
and she started to giggle when he chased his own tail.
Then without any warning the girl whose heart broke
found some reason for saying these words that she spoke -
"I love you little kitten ... I hope you will stay!
We will always be friends and together we'll play."
Now the little girl was happy though she still remained poor,
for she had a new friend someone to care for.
You see riches and power are fine things indeed
but for a broken heart that is not what you need.
The angel was wise for he knew in the end
how to mend a broken heart with the touch of a friend.