Photo by: Brandon E.
This Saturday, I volunteered for the first time at a nearby hospital. As a newcomer, I did not know anyone there and I felt really uncomfortable because everyone was already familiar with each other and I was an outsider. No one really made an effort to get to know me, so for the first few minutes, I was just awkwardly standing there doing my job while the others laughed and talked. Then, another volunteer came over and offered to stand with me. We began to talk and I began to get more and more comfortable. Soon, my boring task of opening and closing a door, became interesting and less of a chore. This experience made me realize the importance of friendship. I suppose this is a bit of a stretch, but this experience made me realize how dull life would be without my friends by my side. Without my friends, life would just be an excruciatingly long chore. My friends make this chore more of an adventure and I’m extremely grateful for that.