Dear Friend MAG

August 28, 2008
By Susurrous SILVER, Blue Town, California
Susurrous SILVER, Blue Town, California
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Do you remember in middle school you came up to me one day and introduced yourself and your friends? I didn't know them and didn't really want to, but you kept talking to me. You laughed and joked with everyone, and I was amazed. I still am. How can you have such humble confidence, such openness?

You are not a “social butterfly,” but the way you embrace all people and let them open up of their own will is more powerful and beautiful than any social butterfly I've ever met.

Can you believe that I'd never known anyone who did that for me ­before? Someone as gently persistent as you? I will always remember that.

Could you see that I was unhappy? I don't think so; I hid it well. I was never interested in obvious grief. Just silent sorrow.

But do you know how silent unhappiness can affect a person? How it can twist a mind into thinking so many negative things? And so few positives?

Do you remember that movie where one girl was kind to another and sat at her table because she was alone? Everyone seemed to think it was so unrealistic. Even I scoffed a little. But do you realize that I always felt like that girl? You rescued me.

Can you believe I am crying? Maybe I've only just realized what you did for me. I ­wonder if I'll ever have the courage to give this note to you. You'd probably deny everything.

We've drifted apart, but that's ­because you helped me drift. I have more friends now. I like people. And I see classmates who remind me so much of who I was – who feel the negatives outnumber the positives. Maybe that's why they are drawn to me and I to them.

I want to be like you, my friend. I want to see the beauty in people and help them find it in themselves.

Your Grateful Friend,


M.G.


The author's comments:
I hope you are inspired to be like my friend.

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liliepopbomb said...
on Feb. 21 2014 at 1:09 pm
liliepopbomb, Mobile, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
i love to do anythink i can i pray for the lord and all my friends and family

thanks isaaclegen  

on Jan. 31 2014 at 2:31 pm
Surya Reddy BRONZE, Columbus, New Jersey
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Great Friend and very influential  

liliepopbomb said...
on Jan. 31 2014 at 1:07 pm
liliepopbomb, Mobile, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
i love to do anythink i can i pray for the lord and all my friends and family

thats a great story

liliepopbomb said...
on Jan. 31 2014 at 1:05 pm
liliepopbomb, Mobile, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
i love to do anythink i can i pray for the lord and all my friends and family

thats a great story .

on Jun. 23 2013 at 9:55 pm
that was pretty nice of your friend

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on Feb. 9 2013 at 5:31 am
Plume BRONZE, Milano, Other
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This is wonderfu!!!!! Please check out my work :)

dak0ta SILVER said...
on Jun. 9 2012 at 12:06 pm
dak0ta SILVER, Lalaland, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I get an afternoon
4 hours of your time
The clock is ticking
How could I possibly fit all I need
Into a single timeframe?

awh. i liked this :')

on Jan. 26 2010 at 5:54 pm
xxhope4xx BRONZE, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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This is good! love it . i think it's something we all go though at one point in our lives.

on Oct. 8 2009 at 8:51 pm
Susurrous SILVER, Blue Town, California
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Thank you!

Alexa. SILVER said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 12:29 pm
Alexa. SILVER, Stockport, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Henry David Thoreau:

"Envy Is Ignorance."
"Imitation Is Suicide."

This is really inspiring. I liked it. Someday I hope to meet someone like your friend. Beautiful piece :)

on Sep. 28 2009 at 2:53 pm
kennedy_rowzz SILVER, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"we can never truly know who we are"-afi

I loved this!!! .Reading this really gave me a flashback of how me and my best friend met back in middle school.




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