Monday, July 06, 2009

Horror gripped the heart of the World War 1
soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in
battle. Caught in a trench with continuous
gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier
asked his lieutenant if he might go out into
the "no man's land" between the trenches to
bring his fallen comrade back.

"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but I
don't think it will be worth it. Your friend
is probably dead and you may throw your life
away." The lieutenant's advice didn't matter,
and the soldier went anyway.
Miraculously he managed to reach his friend,
hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him
back to their company's trench. As the two
of them tumbled in together to the bottom
of the trench, the officer checked the wounded
soldier, and 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, though, sir," said the soldier.
"What do you mean; worth it?" responded
the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead."
"YES, Sir" the private 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..

May each and every one of you be blessed with
the company of "TRUE FRIENDS."

"A true friend is one who walks in, when
the rest of the world walks out."

* by unknown

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