Thankful for… Friends

It’s senior year and I’ve been spending more time hanging out with friends and getting to know the people around me better. I’ve been learning how to open up to strangers, old acquaintances, and current friends. I realized it that it takes time to develop friendship, trust, and intimacy, and that my friends are awesome.

I am so thankful for the people in my life. A group I can study with, a group I can go downtown with, a group I can have heart-to-heart talks with.

I am so fortunate that I have all these people in my life and that I have people to share my pain, sorrow, and joy with.

I am happy where I am in my life right now and I am growing so much. There is still a lot of room left to grow and it will require a lot of effort but it’s okay. I’m making progress and that takes time.

I am learning how to speak up more, how to be more assertive, how to take a stance for myself, how to share my problems with people, how to open up, and how to just simply joke around, have fun, and enjoy life because sometimes one shouldn’t take life too seriously.

And I know if at any point I run into a problem – however small – my friends/family/people will be there for me. People can surprise you with their capacity for understanding and change, if only you reach out or speak up. And when you have a strong support system, you can get through anything.

I love you, world. Thank you God for letting me exist and heal.

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