Our Daily Medicine

Michelle - Wyckoff/NJ/07481, New Jersey
Entered on May 21, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe friends are a daily medicine. Everyday we pass by people, ones we know and ones we have never seen before. Each and person we meet are unique, different than us, while at the same time, alike. Without friends, someone there for you when you need them most, I believe, we would not be able to survive.

We wake up and come across our first friend, a family member. That individual has been through the same struggles as well as joyous moments just like we have. We have done it all together: smile, laugh, cry, get upset. Our family member is our first friend, out first medicine we need because they are the first people we have meet. I believe they are a very strong aspect in our lives, even through the hardships we face, or the best moments in life we do not want to end.

Leaving the house, we enter the world with hundreds of faces all around. These, though we do not know them, are indeed our friends, as well as our enemies. Simply walking past them, each person in your mind are a good person or bad. Someone who does not move for you in the halls, oh they are definitely a bad person. But the one who holds the door for you! Good! Not even knowing who they really are, we can depict between whether or not they are on our side or not I believe.

Working in a restaurant, I deal with many people at a time. Indeed I have my friends and of course, the one’s I dread to see. My friends say “hello” to me, “thanks”, “have a good day”. And my enemies? The ones who are in a bad mood, complain, and just take. I believe we do not take enough time to consider the individual. They may have had a rough day at work and take it out on me. This is common though yet I judge too fast.

And finally, we end up with our friends, our true friends. These are the people who we spend time with and can share secrets with. Yes we fight and argue here and there, but if we got along all the time… well I do not think I could handle that. We each have our own opinions and express it differently, which makes us who we are. Without our daily medicine, our friends, we would simply be lonely. And I don’t know about you, but I always can have a friend beside me.

Medicine helps us from a simply headache or tummy ache, to relieving the worst of pain. Friends indeed do the same I believe. Yes, friends can actually do the opposite and give us a headache sometimes, but it’ll go away. Laughing and smiling is what friends do for us. I can always use another hand or another pair of eyes to see the things I miss. And friends do all this for me simply because they love you. Without this love, this medicine, I believe we have nothing; that friends shape us who we are and make us stronger…that is at least for the “good” friends who really care for you, not the plastic ones.