To celebrate friends like you…Enjoy!
One of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis, “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.” I stumbled across this story and I think you will (OK you might) like it. PS: Keep your good friends close.
Horror gripped the heart of a World War-I soldier, as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. The soldier asked his Lieutenant if he could go out to bring his fallen comrade back. “You can go,” said the Lieutenant,” but don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away. “The Lieutenant’s words didn’t matter, and the soldier went ahead. Miraculously, he managed to reach his friend, hoisted him onto his shoulder and brought him back to their company’s trench. The officer checked the wounded soldier, then looked kindly at his friend.
“I told you it wouldn’t be worth it,” he said. “Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded.” “It was worth it, Sir,” said the soldier.
“What do you mean by worth it?” responded the Lieutenant.
“Your friend is dead.”
“Yes Sir,” the soldier answered,
“But it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I had the satisfaction of hearing him say….”Jim…I knew you’d come.” !!
Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how you look at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do, so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life.
Please do not let the spirit of friendship in you, die and remember this old Irish quote. “THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF SHIPS. THERE ARE WOODEN SHIPS ,PLASTIC SHIPS, AND METAL SHIPS. BUT THE BEST AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANT TYPES OF SHIPS ARE FRIENDSHIPS.” – OLD IRISH QUOTE