From Our Readers: What I Learned from Our Friendship
A friend is a gift from God. What then if I received a lot?
I wasn't expecting to be friends with them at all. In fact, we once had a problem with each other. I had different plans with different people. But those plans didn't really work out. As it turns out, I had the best moments of my life with the people I least expect to be with. Good things really happen when you least expect them.
I was in a different section, away from my two best friends—we're a group of three. It was one of the hardest situations I've dealt with my whole life. It was really hard for me to communicate with them, given the fact that we have different schedules. That caused me to lie low, especially to one of them. I don't know what exactly happened to both of us. I just woke up one day and felt that maybe, we're not matched to be friends.
I had to think and give both of us some space. I gave her time to think and I guess that's when we decided it's mutual. We tried to fix what we have but unfortunately, it just really didn't work. That made things harder because we're a group of three. But the good thing is, we're not in any way ignoring each other. We still greet each other and smile at each other; we're just not the best of friends we used to be.
I don't have any close friends in my section whom I can really talk about anything and everything. Big thanks to my besties, they let me join in and accepted me for who I am. Then an intense squad was formed. I thought things were falling apart back then, but I realized things are just starting to be what they should really be—they're starting to fall right into their proper places.
God put change in my life so that one day, I can open my eyes and see everything I've been trying to find; they were right beside me all along. I just really have to give things a chance.
A lot of things changed from then on. I started to know how to figure out the right friends I should be with and I became a better person. I guess that's the greatest gift of all—to be a friend and to be given friends. That's when I also realized we can't gain anything without losing something.