“But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth” 1 John 3:17-18
It was only 5 days after Christmas. I brought my skateboard that I got for Christmas to a friend’s house to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I had just finished riding my skateboard when we all decided to go jump on their trampoline. So I left it outside in the middle of the driveway.
We were still outside playing on the trampoline when my mom called me inside to talk to me. She asked me where my skateboard was. I told her it was on driveway. That’s when she held my skate board up. It was broken in half and both sets of wheels were broken off.
I was choking back the tears. One of our friends had just backed out of the driveway to go home, didn’t see the skateboard and ran over it with her car!
I had my gifts that I so wanted for only 5 days!!!!!
But I realized that it was my fault. I should have taken care of it because I loved it.
The same principle with my skateboard story is true with friendships. If you don’t take care of them, then they will break. And nobody wants that! I didn’t take care of my skateboard, so it got ruined.
So here’s the lesson I learned and now share with you: Take care of your items, friendships, and things that you love!
The next time that you think about leaving a toy in the wrong place, or, the next time you need to take better care of a friendship, just remember this:
WARNING: TAKE CARE OF WHAT YOU LOVE OR IT MAY BREAK!