I had some free time, so what did I do?
I checked the computer to see if I'd heard from you.
I used to walk out to a box to retrieve my mail,
But I'd rather get it instantly than wait on the snail.
Checking my email is always fun
I usually get a joke or greeting from someone.
I feel so blessed because on the other end
I know I've connected with a friend.
When I've had a hard day and need to share
Here I can find a friend who will listen & care.
I want this friend to always know
That I am there for them also.
Isn't it a strange kind of bond we form?
It isn't exactly like the "norm"
But where it is written, face to face we have to be
For you to be a very good friend to me?
That little joke, or note, or even just a simple "Hi"
Could be like a ray of sunshine from the sky.
So my online pals, this is dedicated to you
For all the smiles you have made anew.
May our friendship continue to grow,
And the warmth we feel continue to flow.
Always remember this...
A smile is such an easy thing to pass along the way,
Like a ray of summer sunshine on a somewhat gloomy day.
So pass this on to those you care about,
then imagine seeing that person's face...
And feel the warmth as it's returned;
It's called a "smile embrace".