Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good friends.

Last night I ran away from home.  That sounds pretty sad because after all, I am a 23 year old adult woman with a career.  I couldn't take it anymore, jumped in my car and ran away.  I sat in a movie theater by myself with a bag of popcorn and a coke and watched 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green".  Now this was simply one of the best shows I have ever seen.  It was a simple, strange little story of a boy who makes a positive affect on everyone around him.  I was touched by the message of selflessness and friendship.  This boy went out of his way to help others.  He did everything for his friends that he made where ever he went.  After tearing up over this movie and finishing off my popcorn I walked out of theater into the cool night air feeling infinitely better about my life.  

Walking back to my car, I called up two very good friends of mine from Bartlett and invited them to have a cup of hot chocolate with me.  This is actually a very impressive move for me.  I have always struggled to put my self out there, open up to people and create and keep good friendships.  This summer I learned that friendship can be unexpected- and that your best friends can be the people you least expect.  I deepened friendships this summer and hope to keep these friendships, especially outside of camp!  We had a wonderful time together, we talked and laughed and shared our stresses and successes.  I am so grateful for them.  I'm happy. 

1 comment:

  1. Going to movies by yourself is so awesome! You can stretch out over the seats, cry without being embarrassed, and stay until the end of the credits if you want.

    Miss you!