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#1 15 years ago

A friend emailed this too me and i thought it would be helpful to some people (including me :)) so im gonna post it here for you all to read :

> > > One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw > > > a kid from my class was walking home from school. His > > > name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his > > > books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring > > > home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a > > > nerd." > > > > > > I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football > > > game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I > > > shrugged my shoulders and went on. > > > > > > As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward > > > him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his > > > arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses > > > went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten > > > feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible > > > sadness in his eyes. > > > > > > My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and > > > as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw > > > a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, > > > "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked > > > at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. > > > > > > It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. > > > > > > I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where > > > he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him > > > why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private > > > school before now. > > > > > > I would have never hung out with a private school kid > > > before. We talked all the way home, and I carried some > > > of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I > > > asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my > > > friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the > > > more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my > > > friends thought the same of him. > > > > > > Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the > > > huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, > > > "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles > > > with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and > > > handed me half the books. > > > > > > Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best > > > friends. When we were seniors, we began to think > > > about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I > > > was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be > > > friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He > > > was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business > > > on a football scholarship. > > > > > > Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the > > > time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for > > > graduation. > > > > > > I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and > > > speak. Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He > > > was one of those guys that really found himself during high > > > school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. > > > He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. > > > Boy, sometimes I was jealous. > > > > > > Today was one of those days. I could see that he was > > > nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back > > > and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me > > > with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. > > > "Thanks," he said. > > > > > > As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and > > > began. "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped > > > you make it through those tough years. Your parents, > > > your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly > > > your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a > > > friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I > > > am going to tell you a story." > > > > > > I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the > > > story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill > > > himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had > > > cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do > > > it later and was carrying his stuff home. > > > > > > He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. > > > > > > "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from > > > doing the unspeakable." > > > > > > I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular > > > boy told us all about his weakest moment. > > > > > > I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same > > > grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize it's depth. > > > > > > Never underestimate the power of your actions. With > > > one small gesture you can change a person's life. For > > > better or for worse. > > > > > > God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another > > > in some way. Look for God in others.




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#2 15 years ago

That would be me, only I'm waiting for one thing. But I'm not gonna say what that is (because its too off-topic) :lol:. But there you go. I think that its very true that you impact on people in a way you can't imagine. Vikki is the first women (who isn't a friend of my mam!) would talk to me with the slightest touch of respect! OE Crusader was the first person who I mad good friends with, (outside of my old street friends)(and Chris!). These are the things that no one has any idea about the impact they make on me!




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#3 15 years ago

yep friends are the most important things in the universe :) i have 2 friends that are girls that i talk with sometimes it just really takes time to develop friends and if u dont try then u cant succed :)




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#4 15 years ago

True true!




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#5 15 years ago

I wish some one had reached out to my friend's step brother...




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#6 15 years ago

or my principal...

or my great aunt...




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#7 15 years ago

yea i know, this was just one instance where everything turned out ok, a lot of times it doesnt sadly because a lot of times no one will reach out because they want to be cool.




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#8 15 years ago

True...




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#9 15 years ago

sorry for your loss :( and for all of those people who have experienced this loss :(




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#10 15 years ago
yep friends are the most important things in the universe

Friends, and atoms. Can't forget atoms. :D.

I'm one of those thick-skinned people. You can insult me all day everyday, a couple of people found it quite fun to do so (they didn't after I played a rather cruel trick on them, but that's a whole other story). Fact is, I don't care, lol. I'm of the opinion that psychology was invented by people without the qualifications to become proper doctors, so I retain the 'sticks and stones' theory. I actually find it quite hard to understand why anyone would care, but I respect that they do so I don't do or say anything that might upset them. That story was too corny to be touching, so far as I can see. I suppose it's got a good moral to it though.

BTW, what loss? If you mean all those relations that were mentioned, I'm sorry to you guys.