Sharing is a part of life

Rachael - Seminole, Oklahoma
Entered on December 3, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

Throughout, life whether a little child or a grown adult, dealing with people is an everyday task. Having to work together efficiently may be hard but that is why I believe that sharing is a major part of day-to-day life.

I have learned that sharing can be the quality that makes or breaks life. When I was in kindergarten, I had a best friend I did everything with. We took dance with each other and we were inseparable. One day she came home with me from school to play before we went to dance. She was trying to play with my life-size Barbie and I threw a huge fit. I would not allow her to touch any of my toys because they were my toys and I did not want her messing with them. She ended up crying and going home early instead of staying with me. After that she never came over again and we actually lost touch. Until recently, we did not talk t each other all because I would not let her play with my toys, years ago. Now we talk about what happened and I realized if I would have been selfless and share my toys with her, we would probably still be friends to this day instead of not really having anything to do with the other.

My family along with other families, tailgate every weekend during the University of Oklahoma football season. It is not where everyone only brings food for their own family, but where everyone brings food and we all share. With everyone joining together it makes tailgating much easier. When random people walk by and see us eating, we ask them if they would like something to eat. Sharing food shows an openness and friendliness about us.

Everyone at one point in life has been or will be put in a situation to where sharing is involved. It may be sometime at the office where you need to share ideas in order to work with people and make a certain vision come true. But after the situation whether you did share or kept to yourself you realize sharing would have made things better and easier.

I believe if everyone just took a little of what they have and shared it with the next person, no one would ever be in actual need of anything. It may be difficult to change yourself into a sharing person, but it is worth it and will pay off in the end. I t can bring new relationships and a sense of helpfulness to a person.