Ugh! I’m so bored! All I do all day is stay in my room and do nothing. I am too scared to go outside because everybody will stare and make fun of me. So I just stay inside instead. Why can’t I just be normal?
I hear my mum walk into my bedroom. She tells me the greatest news I’ve heard in my entire life! My heart is pumping blood across my body. My sister is coming back from Paris! I am so excited! I have to wait two whole weeks until she arrives, but soon it will be worth the wait. I am imagining all the fun we will have together. We will run around the backyard with my dog Spot This is as exciting as a funfair! Then I remember, that’s what we used to do. I can’t do those things anymore.
Finally, the day arrives. I hear my sister walk into the lounge room. I am so happy to finally see her again! “Hello,” says my sister. “Hi! Oh my god it’s been such a long time!” I say, waiting for a response. “ Yeah it really has hasn’t it? Haha.” my sister says proudly. “Let’s go play outside.” I shake my head sadly and tell her you know we can’t play in the same way anymore. “Have a go, I know you can do it!” my sister says, trying to convince me to go outside. Over the next few days my sister keeps encouraging me to go outside. But I don’t feel safe enough to do it yet…
Hhh… I can hear everybody playing outside. Now, here I am inside doing nothing all day. Why does life have to be so boring? I hear the door swing open. “Hey,” says my sister. “I see you are all alone, why don’t you come play outside with me?” my sister asks. “But, what if they make fun of me?” I say sadly. “They won’t, I promise, just have a go.” my sister says, begging me to go outside. “Fine, I’ll go outside.” I say. Very quickly, a girl says “Hi,” “Hello” I say “I can’t do much because I am blind.” I say, curious to see how they respond. “That’s fine, we all play together and that’s what matters!” the girl answers. “Let’s all be friends!” I say, very excited. “Yeah!” “I can’t wait!” the girl yells.
The night is still and silent and I am failing to fall asleep. I can’t wait until tomorrow. I get to play with my new friends. The excitement of the fact that I’ve made my first ever friends makes me want to jump out of bed and dance! The next day I rush out of bed and I am met by my new best friend. We can play for hours and never get tired of it.
Would you ever believe a single person could help someone with a big problem?