6 September 2013
It’s not so easy being grateful since it’s really hard to be happy with what you already have and realizing how lucky you are to have them. I honestly wasn’t grateful for anything, I thought I never had enough, I always wanted more. Till the day came that reality slapped me across the face and helped me open my eyes to something’s I thought I would never notice. I didn’t learn to be grateful all by myself, I had the help of an amazing friend that and I’m glad she came around because if it was for her, I’d still be the same old ignorant person I used to be.
Before my sister passed away I was very distant from friends and family, never really liked associating with anybody or even make eye contact. Until the day came that I lost her and I just lost it, I wouldn’t eat nor sleep. My older sister tried to be there for me but I kept pushing her away and also my cousins. I seriously thought I was going to hit rock bottom again. My sister was the only person I will really talk to, she was my favorite person and she was only person who understood my pain.
Four days after I got a message from an old friend named Sonia asking me if I still lived in the yellow house with the cool ramps, I responded, “Yes? Why?” I didn’t get a response after till 20mins later I saw her walking to my porch with roses in her hand, I opened the door and gave her this weird, shocking, confused look. I didn’t mean to but I haven’t spoken to Sonia after 5th grade not because we got in a huge fight or that we were too cool to talk to each other, we just both went with different crowds. I welcomes her in and she gave me and hug and said that she wanted to stop by because she knew how much my sister meant to me and that she thought it was right for her to come here and show her respects in person than through via internet. I didn’t speak much cause I was shocked I mean this was my best friend in elementary.
Since I wouldn’t speak much Sonia, she asked my sister