A little girl named Lily lived in a faraway land. She was a kind and friendly girl who loved to make new friends. One day, she heard about a new family that had moved into her neighborhood. The family had a little girl the same age as Lily, and Lily was excited to meet her.
So, she put on her favorite dress and went to the new family's house. When she arrived, she knocked on the door, and the little girl's mother opened it. Lily introduced herself and asked if she could play with the little girl. The mother welcomed her in and called her daughter.
The little girl came out, and her name was Rose. She was shy and didn't say much, but Lily didn't mind. She started talking to her and telling her about her favorite games and toys. Rose listened and smiled, but she still seemed a little hesitant.
Lily didn't give up, though. She kept talking and playing with Rose; they soon laughed and had fun together. They played hide and seek, jumped rope, and even had a tea party with their dolls.
As the sun set, Lily realized it was time to go home. She hugged Rose goodbye and said she would come back to play again soon. Rose's mother thanked Lily for coming over and said she was glad her daughter had made a new friend.
Lily returned to Rose's house the next day, and they played again. Rose was more comfortable around Lily this time, and they had even more fun than the day before. As they were playing, Rose's mother came outside with a plate of cookies.
She said, "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul," and handed each a cookie. Lily didn't know what that meant, but she knew it was lovely. She thanked Rose's mother, and they all sat down to enjoy the cookies together.
From that day on, Lily and Rose were the best of friends. They played together every day and always had a great time. Lily learned that being kind and friendly could bring joy and happiness, and she was grateful for her new friend Rose.