Thursday, August 10, 2006

Something Worth Doing

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...

This is a true story.

Let the spirit of friendship in us not die.I guess this was something worth doing. But then, judge for yourselves;

Horror gripped the heart of a World War-I soldier, as
he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. The soldier
asked his Lieutenant if he could go out to bring his
fallen comrade back.
"You can go," said the Lieutenant," but don't think it
will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and
you may throw your life away. "The Lieutenant's words
didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway.

Miraculously, he managed to reach his friend, hoisted
him onto his shoulder and brought him back to their
company's trench. The officer checked the wounded
soldier, 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, Sir," said the soldier. "What do you
mean by worth it?" responded the lieutenant.
"Your friend is dead."
"Yes Sir," the soldier 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."

Now don't you agree?

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samuru999 said...

I agree, I agree totally!
"Jim,I knew you'd come"
Those words brought tears of joy to me. Thanks for sharing it!
Take care!

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I came this time through Technorati as I was monitoring the progress of blogs.

Of all your posts I have read so far, this one made me sob for a moment. Because it reminded me of my late father who fought during the World War 2 and he told me many of the heroic exploits of his fellow Africans in the West African Frontier Force. And do you know that over 100,000 French African were in the Free France Forces and fought for the liberation of France from Nazi Germany during the World War 2?

But the message of your post means more to me than a soldier's duty.

God bless.

Darius said...


He spared him the sense of abandonment, which I think may be about the worst thing a human being can experience psychologically and spiritually.

Keshi said...

knew you'd come."

I have tears in my eyes right now...


Anand said...

oh man!
This is indeed a tear jerker...awesome story...and indeed...sometimes we just need to go with our heart!

samuru999 said...

I just came here a 2nd time to read this story!

It has such meaning and touched my
heart and soul so very much!

And, again... Tears!

christabelle said...

Margie: the story had the same effect on me, talk about a real friend. thks so much for stopping by.

Osinachi:Your Dad fought in the 2nd world war? oh, he must hv bn a hero and yes it wasnt just a soldiers duty that made that guy go after his friend, it was definitely something more than that.

Darius: U know, ur so rite, I just pray all of us will find a way of giving a helping hand to someone in need anytime.

Keshi: I had tears too when I read it, I really did.

Anand: sure thing, most times our heart tells us one thing, our heads tell us another, well I hope we know when to follow our heart.

Margie: thks for stopping by AGAIN!! belated happy birthday dearie.

samuru999 said...

Thanks so much Hun!
Take care!