You know ordinarily I will find it hard to stand up in front of a crowd and speak. I have to admit it is a bit scary but I can do it and the reason I can do it is because I look out on a crowd of faces and amongst those faces I see friends.
Firstly, friends are great company and heaps of fun. You never feel lonely when you have friends and also never bored. I actually heard that friends are like apples - they keep you healthy and fit. My friends and I are always laughing, running around, jumping and playing on the playground. We all have a special handshake and a few quirks.
Secondly, you and your friends should support each other. Whether it's a running race, trying something new or a weird event that happened at home. Trust is also very important. You should be able to trust your friend with almost anything. Secrets, dreams etc. All of my friends and I support each other. If one of my friends is in tears I will stay with them and support them until they feel better.
Lastly, friends accept us for who we are, not by the look of our faces. If we had a lazy eye or a difficulty real friends wouldn't mind. I have a lot of friends with different religions, cultures, skin colours etc but I don't mind. I don't judge books by their covers so why judge people? Friends give us the confidence to be happy with ourselves no matter what we look like, sound like or even if a boy and girl are best friends it doesn't matter.
So in conclusion, I thank all my friends for supporting me, trusting me, being great company and heaps of fun. You guys are the reason I come to school everyday. To see the smiles on your faces cheers me up. So once again, thank you.