Throughout the course of the two years in high school which I have completed, there have been numerous occasions in which I was depressed because I felt like I had nobody who cared for me. During these times I have turned to three individuals for guidance and comfort. Their names are Crystal, Cherisse, and Kristine. They have made an impact on my life and I will never be able to repay them.
I am not like most teenagers. I do not wear the latest fashion and I do not know what is in vogue at the current moment. I do not watch television and feel rather uncomfortable going out or being in the presence of other people, especially around males. For this reason, I have been called many terrible names that have really affected the way I look at myself. The only reason why I do not hate high school is because of Crystal, Cherisse, and Kristine. These three have made me realize how lucky I am to live where I live.
I consider Crystal my big sister. She has always been there for me anytime I needed someone. I met her in marching band, because she played the saxophone, the same instrument as me. During times in which I thought I was worthless, I turned to her and she made me feel important. On my birthday, she came into my first period and handed me a bag with several little gifts inside of it. I never received gifts from other students on my birthday, but she remembered. I know she constantly prays for me and I appreciate all of her acts of kindness. She probably saved my life.
Through Crystal I was able to meet Cherisse. Cherisse is the kindest person you'll ever meet. She always has a smile on and is always willing to give you a hug when you ask for one. I remember there was one day when my self-esteem was really low, and as I entered the band room, I saw her and she smiled. That smile made my day and I actually felt like someone cared. Not once has she ever maltreated me and I am grateful that she joined the saxophone section for her senior year. It gave me one more person to talk to.
Lastly, Crystal's other friend, Kristine, has made a tremendous impact on my life. No one has ever made me laugh so hard. She has such a joking and fun personality that anytime I'm gloomy, I think of her and what she has done to make me laugh. I will never forget the time when I gave unclear instructions and accidentally made her take a picture with the wrong club, a club that we had no affiliation with whatsoever. Out of the one hundred and fifty members of the marching band, she is the most energetic and always gets everyone up on their feet. She puts a smile on everyone's face.
These three young ladies have changed me for the better. They love me for who I am and they have always been there for me, so this is a token of my appreciation. I will always remember them and they have left and special mark in my heart. Thank you once again.
Submitted by Anonymous
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