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    "A Guy in School" - anecdote

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    I'm not ashamed to say that I have cried the first time I read this.

    And I still get this sad feeling; tis really a nice story.
    Get some tissues ready.

    ****
    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 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.
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    :'( Wow Very thought provokin' post...Respect breda! Peace out x
    "A Guy in School" - anecdote

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    Ya Mu’meneen
    Open up your eyes
    Aim for the ultimate prize
    Which is paradise
    Allah’s laws
    By definition has no flaw
    So why do we pause?
    Tell me what’s the cause
    Hold your applause
    Takbir!!!!!
    Allahu Akbar
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