This I Believe

Abbi - Farmington, Missouri
Entered on December 13, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

A Dependable Aunt

To me being dependable means a lot. If you’re not dependable than what are you? When I was ten years old my Granddad past away and I thought the world was going to end. Come to find out I was very wrong. The death of my Granddad impacted the family in the most hurtful way. Everyone was in shock and didn’t know how to deal with it. I think the death impacted me the most. Not trying to be conceded but it just felt that way. I was looking for help to get over my grieving and I started talking to my aunt. Being able to confide in my aunt brought us closer mentally and emotionally. My aunt was there to love me, comfort me, and to guide me. I really don’t know what I would have done without her.

I have always been able to depend on people. I hope people can say the same thing about me. Being dependable means a lot of different things. Being there when a friend needs help, needing someone to talk to, or just someone to hang out with. In a way my aunt was all of those things for me. Since I could depend on my aunt so much I think it helped me become a better person. Having the talks we had taught me how to put others before myself and not be so selfish. When I think back on it I do agree that I was being selfish. I guess being in that situation and not knowing what to expect had a lot to do with it.

All in all I think dependability is needed in life. If people can’t depend on you then what kind of friend, family member, or just person are you? There are people who aren’t dependable and maybe that’s not their best quality, but maybe someone can confide in you someday like I did with my aunt. Being able to depend on my aunt has totally changed my outlook on life. Also, the way I treat and see people. I believe that dependability is a needed quality for this life.