What you lose because of fear in friendship – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Terri Elmann  From your first step inside your new summer camp, you know your doubtful feelings that finding friends will be hard. From your high ponytail to your twitching feet, everything about your appearance is unwelcomed. At your assigned group, kids are wearing crop top shirts, their hair down and flowing, laughing and gossiping happily with friends. You blush and stutter nervously, “H-h-hi.” Girls glare at your splash of freckles and light skin. They laugh and giggle and point at you. One girl takes your seat grinning maliciously. Your eyes tear up but you don’t want to start bawling in front of these girls. Your knees buckle weakly and you hurry outside for some fresh air. Tears flow down your face and you wish you could have been put in a different camp. Summer comes and goes quickly with not a word from either of the girls. Only splattered eggs on your window. Overcome your fears. Stand up for yourself. Don’t live with the fear of being bullied by girls who make it clear that you’re unwanted. Success comes in a can, not a can’t. Inspire people to follow your brave path and hope bullying will decrease in a large amount.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine