Friendship has the power to heal - treasure it

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 February, 2006, 12:00am

In primary school, I had a best friend. She was a kind and funny girl. We shared our happiness, cheered each other up when depressed and helped each other out when in difficulty.

But then we had an argument and didn't talk to each other for days. I hung out with other friends to make her jealous, but that didn't make me happy. True friends shouldn't do such things. I regretted what I had done, and we apologised to each other.

Everything is now more colourful again. I think that this is the healing power of friendship.

We are now at different secondary schools but our friendship will never die.


Maryknoll Convent School

Thanks for your letter, Hilary. Friendships go through ups and downs. I'm glad to hear that your friendship was strong enough to last - that is mainly because you were not afraid to be honest with your friend and apologise.

Saying sorry is not always easy, especially after a big argument. Sometimes it is best to wait a few days, or even a week, for tempers to cool and then write a note or suggest meeting up

to talk.

If you have made a mistake and regret it, be brave and make up for it. Good friends are to be treasured.

Kate, Editor