To me there is no better feeling than helping a friend. Apart from maybe helping a stranger who appreciates it like a friend would, with a warm smile & a thank you. Me & my best friend recently got over a sort of distance between us. We haven't been that close over the past year or two. She suffers from extreme low self esteem which in my oppinion is totally unnessecery. About 5 years ago, she wanted to go to town with me & we couldn't get a lift or a taxi. She hates going on buses because she believes people are staring at her no matter how much I told her people will only stare because she is beautiful. I convinced her to go on the bus with me, explaining that it wasn't a long ride & that I would be there with her. That same weekend I went to the pub with my sister & bumped into her sister & friends. They were all asking me how on earth I had managed to get her on a bus. I didn't know what to say. What had I done? Now during the "distance" years I understand that she hasn't been on a bus since. She has withdrawn back to the scared person she was before I miraculously convinced her that first time. But last week she spent the week with me & we went on about 5 five buses! I don't know what it is about our friendship that makes her feel safer with me than anyone else including her own family. But I'm glad she's my friend. I know she's not here & is not a member of DS but I wanted to share this feeling with you all. My best friend might rely on me for the buses thing but does she realise how vital she is to me? This past week I've laughed so much. More than in a very long time & it felt good, & I mean REALLY good. She's also my sparring partner at Jujitsu so maybe we can get back into that eventually too.
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