Friends by Mail


Soft Answers Are the Best Answers

Samantha M., age 9, Utah

I used to fight with my brothers about things that weren’t important. Then I read “Soft Answers and Muddy Paws” in the December 2011 Friend. I realized that soft answers are the right answers. That story has really helped me to not fight with my two brothers. Now that I have read the story, whenever I almost get in a fight, I say a soft prayer and walk away. Soon after, I am able to come back and say, “I love you!” Thank you for that story!

Thanks for “Trust and the Truth”

Josh G., age 11, Washington

I really liked “Trust and the Truth” in the January 2012 Friend. It teaches that if you don’t lie, in the end it all pays off. I also enjoy reading the comics and looking for the CTR ring.

A Friendly Sunday

Samantha C., age 10, North Carolina

One Sunday I was bored. My dad told me there were still some activities in the Friend I had not completed yet. My dad and I did the Funstuf pages and the coloring pages. At the end of the day, it was a fun Sunday!

How We Read the Friend

Lilianna, Lincoln, and Olivia M., and Spencer S., ages 2, 4, 9 months, and 3, California

These cousins like to read the Friend in front of the world’s largest ball of twine!

Dear Friends,

Almost everyone has played a game called “Follow the Leader.” We’re celebrating President Monson’s birthday on August 21 with a new yearlong series called “Follow the Prophet.”

Each month, we hope you’ll look for ways you can follow President Monson’s example and teachings. Write and tell us how you are trying to follow the prophet!

Happy August!

The Friend

Was there a letter or a story in this month’s issue that helped you? Tell us about it. Turn to page 48 to find out how.