I Believe in Friendship

Shanice - Pemberton, New Jersey
Entered on March 25, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
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I Believe in Friendship

Brotherhood and friend is something that I value a lot in life. Although, I also value family, I find that friendship is something that matters most to me. I’m truly thankful for all the friends that I have. There was a saying that I heard, “Parents bring you into the world, but friends get you through it.” I find this saying to be true. Throughout my life, I’ve had to deal with different obstacles; that at times have tested my beliefs and morals. For example, there was a time when I felt depressed, and wanted to shut everyone out of my life. It seemed like whatever I was feeling made me become distant. I was feeling mad at the world. No one if my family understood why I acted the way I did. At times they just wanted me to snap out of it.

However, no matter how I acted, my friends were there for me. Having them around, helped me through that time. That power of friendship is amazing friends are the ones you turn to for advice, support, and comfort. Especially, the times when family don’t understand and can’t relate to your problems. It’s always good to keep a friend around. Good friends are hard to come by, but when you have them you should hold on to them. Moreover, it’s very important to me to be a good friend to others. I pride myself on being truthful, and dependable. It’s always been because I enjoy being there for people. There have been times when I dropped whatever I was doing to be there for a friend.

For example, when my friend called me at 3:00 in the morning, because she was strand on the side of the road; I was the first person she called. Most people would have rolled over and kept sleeping. But I believe that a friend is someone you can depend on. Furthermore, it’s also and act of kindness. It makes me happy to make other happy. As a person it makes me feel good to know I was able to help someone else. A lot of people take people for granted in life, and they never truly take the time out to appreciate those who are around them; until it’s too late. I try my hardest to make sure that’s not what I become. Life is too short; so appreciate those around you.