Today helped me realize

Today helped me realize that I'm not the only one struggling with situations. Now I have some people I might go to for help that I wouldn't have before. It helped me also realize people are being judged for more than race or gender. My friends helped me do this allowing me to cry and not being afraid to. The thing that got me was when the boys even started to cry. People became really close and trustworthy. Life is too short to be angry or upset at someone, we should always try to be respectful and polite. PS. Thank you so much!! (original message)

Erika age 15, grade 10