hi folks, i'm still here! sorry i haven't been on for a while, i've been sick.
i feel rotten right now, and it's not just the cold, it's in my heart. i have a
friend who is not very happy right now, at least most of the time.
i really wish she could be happy, and i want her to be happy. but, as susan,
my counsiler, says, i just need to hold their pain, i don't have to be the one
to fix it. 'But i WANT to fix it!' i say, 'i want to make it be better! I want
to kiss the booboo and make it go away!' it's hard, to just sit and listen, and
not speak up with a solution. it feels...wrong. i feel like i should be doing
something to help, not just sit by and let her cry. it hurts me! i don't like
to see my friends hurt. i really want to make it all better...but i know that's
not what she need. i would be doing it so I would feel better more than i
would be doing it for her. what i need to do right now is to sit with her,
and let her know i'm here.... we're only 13, why is life so hard?? why do we
struggle so much? where did the care-free days of my childhood go??? why am i
meta the friend