The Watchman

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What Kind of Friend Am I?

Sunday, instead of our normal auxiliary meetings, our congregation had a special combined meeting of adults and youth.  The youth were asked to speak on a publication of the LDS Church entitled "For the Strength of Youth." 

One young man chose to talk on the subject of Friends.  He shared how he liked to choose friends that would inspire him to be better, to improve his life.  He told about one friend who has strove to become a great runner.  In his mind this young man has thought, "When I grow up, I want to be like him."  This of course generated a laugh, since the friend in question is only a year older.

But this young man said something that resonated in my soul - We should choose friends that inspire us to be better and we need to be a friend that others will want to aspire to be like.  Real friends help each other grow and become better people.

A friend "will influence how you think and act, and even help determine the person you will become."  I have been blessed to have such friends and I am so thankful that my children have good friends as well.  I continue to strive to be the friend I would want to have.


  1. What fun photos! Seeing kids with their friends is wonderful. Thanks for the food for thought; and for your friendship :)

    1. I am sure my children learned how to choose good friends by seeing the good friends their dad and I have had in our lives. I am grateful to count you among those.