i can be your friend


have you ever seen a boy with funny clothes? a girl with braces on her teeth, or freckles on her nose? some kids call them “odd balls”, some kids call them “weird” […] god makes lots of people in all colors, shapes and sizes. he loves them very much and what we need to realize is that calling people names because they’re different is wrong. instead we need to look on them in love and sing this song:

i can be your friend. i can be your friend. anyday, in any weather, we can be friends and play together!

i’ve always been open to being friends with everyone. i almost silently worship certain people. i am definitely more of a follower than a leader when it comes to making friends, being the person seeking out the friendship, being the person to wish another would want to be my friend. i think i have always had the attitude of who am i, that this person would want to be friends with me?


my best friend from k-2nd grade was named t. t and i would whisper about the spice girls and britney during sunday school, and she might have even snuck in her cassette tape of backstreet boys if i recall properly. i think out of our class (maybe 10 kids), she was one of the most popular, but i didn’t have too much of a concept of that back then. all i knew was that she was a better artist than me, so i copied what colors she used in her coloring page exactly.

i left churches to become mennonite, and haven’t seen her since.

i think too many people think too highly of themselves. too many people think they are a t, and that people should flock to them. not just anyone, but that they can discriminate, pick and choose. that is sad. you can’t discriminate on people due to working class, style, and usually personalities. some people can be so wonderful, and you are just missing out by denying them access to you as a person. be flattered when someone asks you to join them on their lunch break to chick-fil-a. who cares that she has dark facial hair growing on her upper lip? chances are, she is a better person for how she’s been treated for it, and the kind of person you’ll want in your arsenal of pals.


4 Responses to “i can be your friend”

  1. very good!

  2. Really couldn’t agree more! Diane

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