On my birthday last year, I was having a horrible day thanks to the fact that I had a lot of problems with someone. I had spent the day at school barely smiling, and later, got home and cried. My mom told me she was going to take me to Starbucks to have a piece of cake and coffee. I found it weird since she had never done that before, but I said yes. At Starbucks, she began to receive a lot of calls, but I had so many things on my mind that I barely paid attention to it. When we got home, before entering my house I heard noises inside, but again, I didn’t pay attention to them. When I got inside, all of a sudden all my friends popped out of nowhere and started to sing happy birthday, they all hugged me tight and told me that they loved me! It was a magical moment because I realized that no matter how dark a day may seem, friends can always brighten it up and make you feel a whole lot better.
Meche, 15, Mexico