Friends

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Hopefully you have someone who you can call a friend. If you don’t then I’m really sorry for you. Is there anyone you can try to make friends with or anyone you can help? Maybe you can get involved in a club or group or activity where you can meet people like you. Or contact a teacher, support worker or a trustworthy adult who you can talk to. They may well be able to help point you in the right direction or support you to find friends.

When I was at school I only had a few friends because I’d moved around from a big city to a small city, then I’d had to move schools, then I ended up at a school where nearly everyone had loads more money than we did. But I did find a few good friends and one who was my friend through lots of different things – we even stayed friends when him and his family moved to another country. We all need friends!

Quotes about Friends

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
Walter Winchell

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
A.A. Milne (who wrote the ‘Winnie The Pooh’ books)

Two Cats

Here is a video about two cats who are like two really close buddies!

Video direct link – https://youtu.be/2oMSldPxKo4 (checked Feb 2021) – originally posted on TikTok

Apparently the grey cat is a blind cat and the black cat is like its guide. The two cats walk side by side, locked together and in sync with each other, the black cat helping its friend to overcome its troubles.

What Kind of Friend?

Working in schools and youth clubs, you always find that people are falling out with each other, then becoming friends again, then getting upset and then making up with each other to be friends. It happens a lot and sometimes because we’re trying to work out how to be friends and who we should be friends with.

Christians believe that there is a God who made each one of us to be unique. He also made us because he wants to be friends with us. The Bible is the written account about God. In the Bible God says that he wants to be close friends with you and is actually a closer friend than even a brother should be. God wants to help you just like the black cat helps the grey cat. He will be there when you feel unhappy or lonely or sad. He’ll be there when you’re happy and things are going well. This is who Christians believe God is. He is like the ultimate best friend and you can talk to him anytime.

Whatever you believe, why not be a good friend to someone else. A secret service report in America found that most high school shootings were caused by people who had been bullied or constantly hassled by other students. So be a friend. You being a friend could change someone’s life. Help someone – just like the black cat and just like Christians believe that God wants to help us.