Last night we had a fun YW activity to learn to make friendship bracelets. While we made the bracelets, we all shared stories of true friendship in our lives. Some were sweet or serious, and some were silly, but they all showed examples of the true friends we all had in our lives.
My story sounds a little silly, but it means a lot to me. Last year at girls camp, I was changing in the bathroom and had put my clothes, as well as my lanyard with my schedule, on a shelf above the toilet. I pulled a piece of clothing off the shelf, and suddenly my lanyard slid over the edge – and into the toilet!!!! Ew! I am a bit of a germaphobe, and there was NO WAY I was getting that lanyard out of the toilet; but what was I to do? I couldn’t just leave it there! I opened the bathroom door, not sure what my plan was, but realizing I had to do something. Anyway, when I opened the door, a girl from my ward was standing there and saw the panicky look on my face.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
I blushed and sheepishly told her what happened. What she did next surprised me: she shrugged like it was no big deal, walked past me into the bathroom, and picked the lanyard out of the toilet without a second thought. Then she put it in the shower and smiled at me and went back out.
I couldn’t believe it! This girl had just pulled my lanyard out of the toilet!!! Even when I wasn’t willing to do it myself! She didn’t care about the consequences or the bad effect for her – she just served me. I love her for that and she is such a true friend to me! I’m so grateful to Heavenly Father for good friends who set awesome examples and surround me with good influences.
Do you have a story of true friendship? Share it in the comments!