Let’s help one another

helping hand with the sky sunset background

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helping hand with the sky sunset background

Children can be a handful at times. If you’ve ever taken care of children, you might know what I mean. Every Wednesday after school, I volunteer at church to help take care of kids from kindergarten to fourth grade. Many of them are adorable but lack the focus to listen.

I’ve had children who will climb under the tables or say “this is boring” and interrupt others. A young boy in first grade would not keep his hands to himself, so I tried to control him. He then told me, “Nobody can tell me what to do!” That made me think of myself and how stubborn I could be about the most little of things. I believe sometimes we all think like this to a degree.

Sometimes, we as students believe that our schedule is so busy and hectic that we forget to ask for the help of others. We are too prideful about our own decisions or lack faith in ourselves to do what is right.

You’ve heard parents and adults say it before that “You think you have it figured out and think you’re just misunderstood,” and I’m here to tell you that they’re right. It can be harsh at times, but others might just be trying to help you make choices that are the best for you.

I can say for a fact that I don’t always take criticism in the best way. I still need my parents and friends to correct me.

It’s hard to admit when you’re wrong and that you can’t do it on your own. It does not help you when you separate yourself from others.

Many know the feeling– the feeling of being stuck and alone, chained in a prison. We may have something out of the ordinary, but we don’t have to suffer alone. Don’t give up, and find someone who will stick with you.

I’m not saying that you should do what everyone else does. But freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and even seniors, if you need it, please ask for help. We all need someone to lean on.