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The Race

The Importance Of Friendship

Some time ago at the Seattle Olympics, 9 athletes, all mentally or physically challenged were standing at the start line for the 100m race.

The gun fired and the race began.

Not everyone was running but everyone wanted to participate and win.

They ran in threes.

A boy tripped and fell, did a few somersaults and started crying The other 8 heard him, slowed down and looked behind.

They stopped and came back – all of them.

A girl with Down's Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him and asked, "Feeling better now?"

Then all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.

The whole crowd stood up and applauded and the applause lasted a very long time.

People who witnessed it still talk about it.


Because deep down inside us we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves.

The most important thing in this life is to help others win even if that means slowing down and changing our own race.

A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another candle.

True friendship is like sound health. The value is seldom known until it is lost.

Hold a true friend with both hands.

We all walk different paths in life but no matter where we go we take a little of each other everywhere.

Friends are God's way of taking care of us

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen