What happens when all of a sudden you lose everything you have? Jake, Raymond, and Melissa are three friends who lived three different lives. Jake and Raymond lived in the same neighborhood while Melissa lived in an apartment on the south side of town, which Raymond preferred to call as the poor neighborhood. While both Jake's and Raymond's family are sumptuous and the two boys lived such comfortable lives, Melissa's story was the opposite. But what happens when the wheel of fate turns? It's the Thought That Counts is a story of appreciation, friendship, and value for what you have. Find out what happens to the three friends and how their lives are changed with the twist of fate as you continue to flip the pages.