Essay Stand by me

Submitted By Ranique-McLaughlin
Words: 448
Pages: 2

What to look for in friendships 101;
Snatch your perfect bond

This personal essay is based on the movie “Stand by Me” , and my own personal experiences.
Qualities I admire the most in friendships are kindness, humor and honesty.
Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant, but on the other hand, some of them stick around. Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.
Being kind is something you were taught since you were born, in addition it’s something you have to build on as time goes on. I was taught to show kindness to one another no matter what, and it's a quality I look for in my friends. In
Stand by

, they were there to lean on each other, the boys were caring and warm-hearted towards one another. A reading in the bible that has followed me thru my whole life is, be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in
Christ forgave you. Overall be courageous and kind.
I especially cherish friends

with a warm welcoming smile. It makes me feel happier on the inside and that they actually want me to be around them.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness quoted by
William Arthur Ward

Humor also goes above and beyond for me in my life. A friend who can pick me up in my hours of sadness, is a friend I would like to keep handcuffed to my life. Simon
Wiesenthal said " Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them." In the movie