Friendship comes naturally
Today, I would like to share someone else’s story with you, rather than mine. It’s about a girl in my school. I never really knew her well, since she’s a sophomore and I’m a junior. However, when I heard her speech while she was running to be a part of student council, her message really hit home for me.
She talked about the way she was new to this area in middle school, and how it was hard for her to make friends. She used to be so unconfident in herself and her abilities, and she would constantly feel lonely because she was so new and didn’t make any friends right away. However, as time went on she met a few people, and she’s now proud to call them her best friends. Those friends helped her become more involved, and it was because she took the effort to talk to people and get to know them better, that people reciprocated her feelings. These friends gave her courage, the courage to speak out and voice her opinion. They gave her the emotional support that she needed to be able to stand up in front of the whole school that day and run for an officer position, when just a few years ago she used to be shy and reserved. When hearing her speech, I felt like I could connect to her on so many levels, and I’m sure many other people would as well.
If you’re having a hard time making friends, don’t stress over it too much. Real friendships will come naturally. And if you feel like you aren’t close to someone, take the time to talk to them more and get to know them better, because friends can change your life in positive ways you can’t even imagine.