The greatest love a person can have for his
friends is to give his life for them" -John
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
"You can go," said the Lieutenant, "but I 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
The officer checked the wounded soldier, then
looked 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.
do you mean by worth it?" responded the Lieutenant. " Your friend is dead. And you could have been dead too!"
"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
(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....)