Friends add unexpected spice to life

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To Afsah, From MichelleEveryone has bad days. Days when we just feel like there’s no point in living anymore. Days when we eat ice cream while listening to our favorite depressing songs on endless loop. Days when an incident as insignificant as chipping your nail can lead to a series of hysterical sobs.

You know what I’m talking about.

I was having a particularly horrible day not too long ago. It was one of those days when everything had come crashing down at the same time. On top of all my homework and projects, it was a Sunday, which automatically cranks down my level of happiness. My internal teenage roller-coaster was taking a low swoop, and it felt as if my world was crashing down on top of me.

After several hours of feeling sorry for myself, I reached out to my good friend Anna Wright by sending her a text message. The conversation we had via text message was the perfect antidote for my dismal mood.

The only thing that turned my day around was a simple text I got from a good friend. She showered me with praise and compliments, and it was virtually impossible not to break out into a smile while reading through my texts.

That’s when it really hit me, and I realized how important my friends really are to me. They always stand by me when I’m stressing out or on the verge of tears. I can count on them to take me to Panera, help me with my Spanish homework or contemplate the meaning of life with.

If I didn’t have friends, I honestly don’t know what I’d do. If I couldn’t ever share laughs or deep, dark secrets with them, I’d probably be living a sad, flavorless life. Kind of like a hermit crab, only sadder.

I’m really grateful for my friends, but I still feel as though I take them for granted. I know I shouldn’t, but my self-centered subconscious doesn’t allow me to appreciate these important people in my life. It sounds cheesy, but my life wouldn’t be the same without them.

 By Afsah Khan

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Afsah Khan

Afsah Khan, the hard-working Editor In Chief for BearingNews, skates through life under the believable façade of a sweet, introverted Pakistani girl with flawless skin and an enticingly melodic laugh which graces the journalism room at the most unexpected times. Beneath her shy and collected exterior, however, Afsah is a crazy party girl at heart with a quick wit and the ability to politely insult anyone without them ever realizing it. She still dots her “i”s with tiny hearts and loves spending time with her family more than any teenager you’ll ever meet. She has lustrous dark hair which can always be found cascading gently over her left shoulder in a perfect side-ponytail. Afsah's greatest life aspiration involves a top-secret plan to kidnap Zayn Malik from his home in England and force him into an arranged marriage using memory-wiping potion and her irresistible charm. To Contact Afsah, email her at [email protected] Bio by Anna Wright

One Response

  1. Humera

    Afsah, this was the cutest post ever! It was really well-written, and it was just one of those feel good post! So true too. Love it; keep up the good work!

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