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Fw: Good Friends

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 15:56:28 -0700


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>1. In kindergarten your idea of a good friend was the person who let you
>have the red crayon when all that was left was the ugly black one.
>2. In first grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the
>bathroom with you and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls.
>3. In second grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you
>stand up to the class bully.
>4. In third grade your idea of a good friend was the person who shared
their
>lunch with you when you forgot yours on the bus.
>5. In fourth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who was
willing
>to switch square dancing partners in gym so you wouldn't have to be stuck
>do-si-do-ing with Nasty Nicky or Smelly Susan.
>6. In fifth grade your idea of a friend was the person who saved a seat on
>the back of the bus for you.
>7. In sixth grade your idea of a friend was the person who went up to Nick
>or Susan, your new crush, and asked them to dance with you, so that if they
>said no you wouldn't have to be embarrassed.
>8. In seventh grade your idea of a friend was the person who let you copy
>the social studies homework from the night before that you forgot to do.
>9. In eighth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you
>pack up your stuffed animals and old baseball cards so that your room would
>be a "high schooler's" rooom, but didn't laugh at you when you finished
and
>broke out into tears.
>10. In ninth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went to
>that "cool" party thrown by a senior so you wouldn't wind up being the only
>freshman there.
>11. In tenth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who changed
>their schedule so you would have someone to sit with at lunch.
>12. In eleventh grade your idea of a good friend was the person who gave
you
>rides in their new car, convinced your parents that you shouldn't be
>grounded, consoled you when you broke up with Nick or Susan, and found you
a
>date to the prom.
>13. In twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped
>you pick out a college, assured you that you would get into that college,
>helped you deal with your parents who were having a hard time adjusting to
>the idea of letting you go...
>14. At graduation your idea of a good friend was the person who was crying
>on the inside but managed the biggest smile one could give as they
>congratulated you.
>15. The summer after twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the
person
>who helped you clean up the bottles from that party,helped you sneak out of
>the house when you just couldn't deal with your parents, assured you that
>now that you and Nick or you and Susan were back together, you could make
it
>through anything, helped you pack pack for college and just silently
hugged
>you as you looked through blurry eyes at 18 years of memories you were
>leaving behind, and finally on those last days of childhood, went out of
>their way to come over and send you off with a hug, a lot of memories,
>reassurance that you would make it in college as well as you had these past
>18 years, and most importantly sent you off to college knowing you were
>loved.
>16. Now, your idea of a good friend is still the person who gives you the
>better of the two choices, holds your hand when you're scared, helps you
>fight off those who try to take advantage of you, thinks of you at times
>when you are not there, reminds you of what you have forgotten, helps you
>put the past behind you but understands when you need to hold on to it a
>little longer, stays with you so that you have confidence, goes out of
their
>way to make time for you, helps you clear up your mistakes, helps you deal
>with pressure from others, smiles for you when they are sad, helps you
>become a better person, and most importantly loves you!
>Thank you for being a friend.
>No matter where we go or who we become, never forget who helped us get
>there.
>There's never a wrong time to pick up a phone or send a message telling
your
>friends how much you miss them or how much you love them.
>Pass on to those friends of the past, and those of the future ... and those
>you have met along the way...
>"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
> -Margaret Lee Runbeck
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