More Risk = More Reward in Friendship – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Barbara Schwartzbard  It was the summer going into 10th grade and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for the summer. Most of my friends were going to the same camp that I have been going to for many years. However, one of my friends was going to Israel for the summer to a sleep away camp. She asked me if I wanted to join her and I said no. I wanted to be in a camp that I was comfortable in, that I knew. When we all came back to school this fall, she told me all about her summer. This is when I realized I should’ve gone with her to Israel this summer. Because I didn’t take a risk, I missed out on an amazing summer and a chance to see new things and meet new people. This experience shows me to take risks and be courageous. The comfortable choice isn’t always the best choice.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine