15 September 2010
We All Need Somebody to Lean On: My Ideal Friend
According to Sharita Gadison, “Some friends come and go like a season, others are arranged in our lives for a reason. “ Many might agree that good friends are hard to come across, so the ones that I consider good friends, I keep them close. I know without a doubt the qualities that make a good friend. A friend is someone who is dependable. When all else fails, it never harms to be able to have that one person to rely on. Trustworthiness is also a molding quality that helps me define a true friend; having someone I can tell my biggest secrets to and not think twice about anyone else finding out. Last, but surely not least, the shared joy that I receive with a friend makes the friendship worthwhile.
Even as a child, I was able to separate real friends from not so real ones, so therefore I learned very quickly to value dependability in a friend. Every October 31st, on Halloween, a friend named Shana and I went trick-or-treating. We never missed a year up until about the age of eleven. On one particular Halloween, my mother was sick. She had recently
been diagnosed with chrones disease, so Shana and her mother volunteered to take me. At first, I was a little upset because my mom would not be able to go, but I knew that I would have almost as much fun as I would if she were there because Shana always knew how to cheer me up. As I prepared for Shana to come over, I started to get my things together. I was looking for my Halloween bag, the one I use every year. I practically searched the whole house and I still was not able to find it anywhere. I finally gave up and asked my mom if she had seen it lately. She told me that she threw it away and that she had been meaning to buy me another one. It was the only one I ever used! Not that it was special or anything, but I really liked it because it was so big and held a lot... [continues]
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