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Cherie Burbach

Saying Goodbye to a Friend: Another Lesson From Sandy Hook

By December 21, 2012

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I wrote recently about the beautiful "just because" letters Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung wrote to her daughter, and how we can incorporate that idea into our own relationships. Yesterday, I saw another touching letter from one friend to another that I wanted to share here.

John, a friend of six-year old Jack Pinto, who died in the Sandy Hook shooting, wrote a letter to Jack that was left at his funeral. It is simple and profound. It represents friendship at its core:

"You are my best friend.

We had fun together.

I will miss you.

I will talk to you in my prayers. I love you Jack.

Love, John"

Seeing this example of friendship, of how well this little boy understood what friendship really means, should remind us all that friends are an important part of our life, and we need to treat them well, tell them how much we care, and appreciate them while we have the opportunity to do so.

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