The good Birthday Fairy has been very busy making sure that her friends were not forgotten on their special day, but cheered on and celebrated by us all, whose lives they enrich with their contributions here on Open Salon where artists, thinkers, and writers from many parts of the world meet.
Recently, in addition to her many other talents, Miguela generously shares here, she also demonstrated her ingenius frugality about fashion on a small budget. To honour our dear friend on her special day, I thought including the photo of a Golden Book dress would be just the right gesture. This will combine her love of books (as a retired colleague) as well as her flair for couture. Links, along the way, will add to the merriment with song and music.
A Friendship Poem
Be a friend. You don't need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.
Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.
You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince[ss], if you're a friend.
~ Edgar A Guest ~
Have a lovely birthday and many happy returns, dear ♥ Miguela♥
Füsun Atalay ~ Copyright © Will of my Own - 2012