Today we are going to talk about #18 on our list of things we should say more often.
Here is a surprise corn dog I bought you because you’re my friend
I know that this seems a little silly, but it is the idea behind this that is important. Our lives are filled with many people. Some of them we consider our friends. When you have a friend, you have a responsibility to be a good friend to that person. That means being there for them to listen, to laugh, to cry, to give advice, to hug, or to just joke around with.
A part of being a good friend means that from time to time, you will get your friend a gift. It does not have to be a fancy gift or cost a lot of time and money. It just needs to be from the heart. It should show your friend that you were thinking about them and you wanted to get them something to show them that you care.
I don’t know about you, but growing up in Iowa, going to the State Fair each August is a tradition. I just love going to the fair. I have gone every year of my life except for the one year that I lived in Oklahoma. When you have been going for that long, you develop certain rituals. Each year when I go, I have certain places I always go look at like the Industrial Arts Building and the Horticulture Building. I also have certain foods I eat each and every year. At the top of that list is a corn dog. I love corn dogs and no one makes them like they do at the Iowa State Fair. I can tell you that if one of my friends bought me a corn dog just because they wanted to, I would just love that gift.
Our assignment this week is to pick one of our friends and get them a small gift to show them that you were thinking about them and give it too them. It will really brighten their day. It will also help us remember that it is important to do things like that to show our friends that we really care about them.