This is a guest post by my 13-year-old daughter Lauren. Her big sister also wrote a guest post titled “Be nice.” Kind of interesting the subjects share a similar theme…
Dear Momma’s Peeps,
I shall start this off with a little thing I call a greeting. Hello! That was a good start to a good post in my opinion! My name is Lauren, Emily’s favorite second oldest! I thank you for reading the first few lines of my guest post that I was NOT forced into writing. Maybe…Kind of…Just a little bit…
Well anyways, I will start writing this little doohickey. Today I will be writing on that one little subject called “keeping on going.” No, I am not telling you my story so you can feel bad for me. I am simply telling you so you can use it in your lives.
Okay, let us start off with me telling you about friends. They are horrible. I mean they can be wonderful at times, but not always. Especially when combined with other things like subjects and/or people. Sort of like orange juice and tooth paste. It took me a long time to find a good friend. The first good friend I had was in 5th grade. She still is my friend but now doesn’t go to my school. I do not know what I would do without her though.
Before her I had suffered so many heartbreaks with girls who were so called “nice” to me. Now I am finishing 7th grade and am so relieved. This year had been excruciating for me for one reason or another. Friends, boys, homework, you name it and it was hard. It felt like there was no way out and I would cry often after school.
I wouldn’t change a thing.
These hardships are the very makeup of my being. Without them I would not have become the person I am today. Mean people will be mean and there is nothing you can do about it. Most of them are still trying to figure themselves out and are just doing it the wrong way. The best thing to do is not kill them with kindness, but make them suffer with love! Love, love, love! There is always that one person who needs a little bit more love.
I remember this girl who was in my 6th grade class and was always the “weird one.” I must admit that I wasn’t always kind to her. People had judged her so much on her outside, or “shell,” that whoever was her friend or even kind to her was also considered weird. That was the biggest thing that discouraged people. Whatever she did people would be rude about it.
One day I had enough and became this girl’s only friend. I realized that she only did things that normal people would do and people were, again, judging her! I did lose some “friends” because of it but I gained a really good one and realized who my actual friends were. I have to say that unfortunately, I have lost almost all contact with her. I will see her in the halls and smile but that is about it.
Well I guess I should tell you how to cope with all of this now. Some people may tell you to just ignore it but I know that can be very hard at times. I suggest for you to shower yourself with love! Look at all of the things about you that make you YOU. Seek out people who respect themselves and love you for who you are! Find someone who needs some help and torture them with your love!
Feel free to “like” is this REALLY my life? on Facebook. It won’t always earn you an extra entry in a giveaway but it will give you warm fuzzies.