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HalNovember 1, 2018

Love this story. I had a similar experience my senior year in high school. My friends and I would often go hunting on Saturdays. One weekend, however, one of my friends had to work on Saturday so the group decided to go on Sunday again. My friends badgered me all week to go with them - I was tempted. I wanted my mother to be the "heavy" and tell me I couldn't go, but she said something to the effect of "You know how I feel about it, but you have to make your own decision." I decided not to go. Not only did I have an enjoyable Sabbath, but found out the next day that my friends ended up stranded in the desert with a flat tire. They didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning; their parents were worried sick about them (no cell phones in those days). I "missed" an outing that would have had a very painful outcome had I chosen to compromise my values.

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