Long Distance Friendships As Told By The Sandlot Kids

Long Distance Friendships As Told By The Sandlot Kids

Because they know friendship.

Long distance anything is tough, but long distance friendships? Now that's just Hell on Earth. I mean think about it. How do we properly survive and thrive when our one true soulmate and other half is miles and hours away? Tears are shed and hearts feel as though they're being ripped to shreds, but as soon as you're reunited, it's like the war is over, and never even started. It's like the best day of your life, every single time it happens. Sometimes it's hard to express these emotions to others in attempts to get them to understand. What better way to try than with the wise words of the Sandlot kids, with their filter left in the dust at home plate?

1. When you're trying to find a date to finally hangout again

"You're killin' me, Smalls!"

2. When you finally find that special date to hangout again

"Tomorrow. Noon, at our field. Be there buffalo-butt breath."

3. When you finally get to feel that reuniting hug after months

"It's about time, Benny. My clothes are going out of style."

4. When your friend refuses to tell you back how much she missed you

"Shut your mouth, Phillips!"

5. When you talk about how long you'll be friends

"For-ev-er! For-ev-er! For-ev-er! For-ev-er!"

6. When you introduce your friend to your college friends

"The kid is an L7 weenie."

7. When your friend yells at you for your poor life decisions

"Smalls, you mean to tell me you went home, swiped a ball that was signed by BABE RUTH, brought it out here and actually played with it?"

8. When you're reminiscing about old times together

"We did the dumbest thing anyone of us could ever have imagined."

9. When your mom tells you to stop obsessing over said long distance friend

"Honey, I want you to make some friends this summer, lots of them."

10. When you're giving each other important life advice

"Remember kid, there's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong."

11. When you finally get the chance to insult each other again


"Scab eater!"

"Butt sniffer!"

12. When you let each other know you'll always be there, no matter what the distance may be

"Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I'll take care of it."

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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