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conorcroft2001
16-10-03, 19:18
Let's c if u send it back
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>>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.
>>
>>You now have two choices, you can:
>>1) Pass this on to your friends or
>>2) Delete it and act like it didn't touch your heart.
>>
>>As you can see, I took choice number 1. "Friends are
>>angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
>>trouble remembering how to fly."
>>
>>
>>It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends
>>how much you care. Send this to everyone you
>>consider a FRIEND. If it comes back to you, then
>>you'll know you have a circle of friends.

Conor

Got it in an e-mail by the way!

[ 16. October 2003, 21:18: Message edited by: Conor McLaughlin ]

Isabella
17-10-03, 00:50
Conor this is a very touching story. Thank you for posting it and reminding us to cherish our friends. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
17-10-03, 00:57
Wow... I second that http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Trinity34
17-10-03, 01:26
Thanks Conor! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

rogue_eclipse
17-10-03, 02:09
This was so nice Conner. I've heard it before but it still makes me think about how much we can do even for one person and truly make a difference in their lives.

Rogue http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

PSone
17-10-03, 03:10
I know I would have stopped myself trying to commit suicide if someone had just reached out and cared.

chocco
17-10-03, 09:49
Thanks Connor http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

the croft woman!
17-10-03, 09:50
wow... that really did touch me... Ive just passed it on to my friends

conorcroft2001
17-10-03, 17:21
Hi all,

I am glad you all liked it. It's a nice story. I am always glad that nothing like that has ever happened at my school. It really is a great place to be at and I have some great friends (as you can see in my Birthday Photo's topic)!

Conor

Raider Ranger
17-10-03, 17:31
Thank you Conor for passing this on, I'll send it to my friends. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

jun89
17-10-03, 17:35
What a nice story... :rolleyes:

conorcroft2001
17-10-03, 17:41
As I said before, I am glad you all like it.

I told Andy (Fug) about this topic on MSN Messenger and he said it was boring. I certainly do not agree with what he said!

Conor

chocco
17-10-03, 17:49
Sorry Conor http://www.sawleyparishcitizen.co.uk/letters/letters_smilie_blush.gif I realised that I spelt your name wrong on the earlier post. Easy to edit but better this way. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

conorcroft2001
17-10-03, 18:02
Hello Chocco,

It's OK, people always spell my name wrong. I just don't like my name being spelt with two N's - that annoys me!

Conor

Steven B
17-10-03, 19:15
That is so nice! :D :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Thanks Conor! ;)

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif To everyone!