Matter Where You Go or Who You Become
Never Forget Who Helped You Get There”
Editorial by Robert
Sometimes it takes many years of living for a
person to really appreciate how much others did for us
as we were going through life’s ups and downs. As you
get older and look back upon your life, you begin to
realize that you didn’t make it on your own. You had
plenty of help along the way. The trouble is that we
were not often aware that the help was there and worse
of all, when we were aware, we may not have expressed
our the way you should have.
If there is one message I would like to get
across to young adults who are beginning their trek down
the long road of life, it’s simply, “No matter where
you go or who you become, never forget who helped you
get there.” And don’t miss out on an opportunity to
thank them. This message is best expressed in a little
passage I came across the other day on the internet. It
is simply entitled, ‘Friends’; author unknown.
“In the 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.
In the third grade your idea of a good friend was
the person who shared lunch with you when you forgot
yours on the bus.
In the fifth grade your idea of a good friend was
the person who saved a seat on the back of the bus for
In the seventh grade your idea of a friend was
the person who let you copy the math homework from the
night before that you had forgotten.
In the ninth grade your idea of a good friend was
the person who convinced your parents you shouldn’t be
In the eleventh grade your idea of a good friend
was the person who gave you rides in their new car and
found you a date to the dance.
Now your idea of a good friend is still the
person who gives you the better of 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 with you; helps you clear
up your mistakes; helps you deal with pressure from
others; smiles for you when you are sad; helps you
become a better person; and most importantly, loves you!
The message I want to leave you today is simple.
Stay close to your friends and family, for they have
helped you become the person that you are today. Never
be afraid to express your love and to tell someone what
they mean to you. The difference between expressing love
and having regrets is that the regrets may stay around
forever. The loved ones may be gone tomorrow.
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. Take this opportunity
around Valentine’s Day to send a message of love to a
friend. If you don’t, you will have once again passed
up a chance to do something loving and beautiful.
Seize the day and have no regrets.”
Have a good week