This I Believe

Jackie - highlands ranch, Colorado
Entered on October 13, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

This I believe


I would not be here today if it weren’t for my friends. I believe in great friendships, they are an essential part of my life. My friends are the people who care for me like family. In many ways I believe my friends are so important to me, they are always here for me no matter what, I would not be sure what I would do without my friends.

I believe my friends are important. They are people who I care about and who I know care about me. My friends are the ones who make me stronger, they bring me back up when I breakdown. They comfort me through hard times, or when I’m sad, they call me to make sure I’m ok. We can talk for hours on the phone about anything. It is hard for me to open up with people but with friends I can open up to them about anything, I know I can be myself around them; they wouldn’t reject me. They can be much better to talk to then parents sometimes because I know they understand me; and can relate to me. Memories with friends will always last forever, they can make me smile, laugh, or even cry.

Last year our class traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York. My friends and I had the time of our lives . Every night in the hotel room, we would talk so much and laugh. Every place we went to we would bond, we spent seven days together and almost every hour together. We were at the Supreme Court one day, and my friend Bri was leaning over the Supreme Court stairs with her sunglasses over her head, and they fell down the spiral stairs. We had to tell the security what happened and to get them for her since the stairs were prohibited. I became so much closer to my friends over this trip. I did not want to leave and go back home.

I believe my friends are here for me. At times they are here for me through tough situations and will not just leave me. They can make me feel so much better every time I feel down. When I have a hard time dealing with parents, two of my friends Sam and Audrey are always there knowing what to say; they bring out the positive in everything. They remind me life can be hard and to not let sadness take over and that everything will be alright. Being with friends make me so happy, we are always crazy together. I can share anything with them; I can be honest and trust them 100%.

I would be so lost without all my friends, I know they are very important to me. They are the ones I can talk to and rely on, and see them everyday at school more then family. I believe friendships in life should not be taken granted, but to live for every moment you have. Friendships should be cherished every me moment. I believe fights are a waste of time that have little things in them to get over, true friends would not waste their friendship on one fight.

In many ways my friends are so essential to me, they are always here for me no matter what, I would not be sure what I would do without my friends. I believe friends help me get through life. We laugh together, joke around, care for one another, cry together, and are there for each other. This I believe, friends are a big part of my life and hope that they always will be.